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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:30 PM
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33. Houston is 30 miles inland.
A big storm would cause serious destruction to areas nearer the Gulf--but most people would evacuate the dangerous areas. (Far too many people evacuated before Rita; even if we'd had a direct hit, most of them would NOT have been in danger.)

Houston would get widespread damage here--trees down, etc. Some people would lose power for weeks. Any flood water would recede quickly.
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