Two Hurricanes in Two Weeks Bring Two Very Different Reactions

While officials in Houston did not order an evacuation before Hurricane Harvey, their counterparts in Florida were urging residents to leave as Hurricane Irma approached.

Houston Mayor’s No-Win Dilemma: Whether to Tell Residents to Stay or Go

With Hurricane Harvey bearing down, Mayor Sylvester Turner had to weigh the risks of sheltering in place against the dangers of a mandatory evacuation that would hopelessly clog highways. Not everyone agrees that he made the right call.