I was livin on the island when Rita came. We left whatever morning that was and I was amazed that Port Industrial was so quick/ empty. Then we hit 45 at the causeway... Holy Shit! As soon as we got onto the causeway it was bumper to bumper. Normally it was about a 3.5-4 hr drive to Seguin ( where we had a place to stay). But in that evacuation mess it took us 20+ hours. We took HWY 6 because we had heard that if we had stayed on 45 north, that we might not be able to exit onto I-10 to head west. TBH it looked like 45 was even worse... broken down cars, no gas, vehicle fires, etc. Scariest part was being on HWY 6 in the middle of the night with a pickup loaded with about 30 gals of gas... people walking by, peering into the bed, maybe contemplating stealing our gas/ our truck.. and absolutely no police presence at that point. It was rough. We moved to the hill-country shortly before Ike leveled Galveston/ Bolivar and I'm glad that we did. Ike was just brutal. Stay safe Tx/ La residents!