FEMA is still busing people toward Texas because we are not at capacity yet. The governor has said we're getting close to capacity, but that is less about numbers and more about management.
The governor has confidence in his appointees on the Parks and Wildlife board, and he trusts they will make a decision that is in the best interest of the Big Bend area.
I don't think it was ever in concrete that there had to be 25,000 in any particular area. That is where the bulk of them were going to go, in the three major metro areas.
The only way we have been able to do this is because Texas has planned and has drilled for years.
We have notified FEMA and Louisiana officials that we are nearing capacity.
Texas agreed to take those. The first logical place is Houston. The second was San Antonio because of the I-10 corridor and the third was Dallas. If it didn't hit there, we'd look for other places to go.
If you're asking if there had ever been a plan to take a quarter of a million people from Louisiana in a week, no. Was there a plan to handle catastrophic events, absolutely.
That's not to say it won't happen, but for the first time in days there were not any buses.
We don't know where, we don't know a timetable yet.