Howdy Cowboy!My dad left for Texas last week. He's one of about 15 from this area (Johnstown, Indiana, Somerset, Altoona) who went to help restore power to the 600,000+ residents of eastern Texas. Just today they finally got into the state only to meet 55 miles of traffic jams. Apparently the people of Texas don't understand what it means when their mayor says, "Don't come back yet." Either way, since the people who could restore power were stuck on the highway, they got a police escort, the cars parted like the Red Sea, and they drove right down the middle. But the were running out of fuel (they drove the line trucks from PA). How would they get fuel? Like fighter pilots do. A tanker came along and filled'em up in the middle of the highway. Once they broke free from the jam, my dad took a picture of Dallas on his phone.
By the time they arrived, the places they were originally going to already had their power restored, so they were diverted to the hardest hit places on the coast. Once they got settled, I think the Texan air got to them...