Those poor people. And they’re all stuck driving cars from 25-30 years ago. Ugh.
Good luck. check in when you’re able to let us know how things are down your way.
dang - that dude just won’t quit for nothin’
From what I hear, the reason the interstates haven’t gone one-way yet is to allow additional tanker trucks of gasoline to make their way down to South Florida. Gas shortages have been a problem for a week.
Other Florida Man:
I’m guessing that he is going to ride it out.
I see. What a rough situation. All the best to you!
Please don’t be ageist, it’s really disciminatory to assume that just because someone’s old they can’t use technology.
Right? And that article was from this year too.
probably tripled the toll…privatization being what it is.
We did that (trying to) evac for Rita in 2005. In 22 hours we traveled 20 miles and used up 1.5 tanks of gas. We gave up.
Every time someone references Florida Man, this is what I get an earworm of:
25 year gridlock?
Maybe this will shut down all the “But why didn’t they evacuate Houston for Harvey?” talk.
Texas is sending you their prayers.
We’re getting out of this state,” said Manny Zuniga, who left his home in Miami at midnight Thursday to avoid the gridlock. “Irma is going to take all of Florida.”
Despite driving overnight, it still took Zuniga 12 hours to get 230 miles (370 kilometres) to Orlando – a trip that normally takes four hours. From there, he and his wife, two children, two dogs and a ferret were headed to Arkansas.
Don’t assume folks don’t know about the traffic. Florida has a dearth of major North/South roads. There simply aren’t that many ways out. I-95, I-75. US1, 301, 441 and 21 and A1A are pretty much it for roads heading out of the “shaft” of the state. This happens everytime there’s a hurricane, and yet they never make any new roads.
If you are south of I-4 You’re pretty much screwed.