Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Some Dry Run, Governor Perry.

"We don't have to be right every time," he said. "It may not have hit this time, but it may next time."

That was partly a response to worries that the glaring hitches in the evacuation will make people ignore get-out orders next time.

"It's going to be a lot harder to get people to go. And that could cause a loss of life," said Amy Hong, who stayed in Houston with her husband and 6-week-old son and was none the worse for it.

She was upset that authorities have treated the evacuation as a sort of human experiment - a "fascinating" drill, as Perry put it.

"They called it a dry run," said Hong. "That's a lot of people to be practising with."

Darned right, Amy.

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