Two million people are a lot to evacuate, especially when so many people rely on public transportation and that is shutting down. I'd like to hear from people on the east coast to see how well their plans of evacuation went. Did you stay or did you go? Where did you go? Did you find relatives or just head west? Were the motels full? Did gas prices spike? How did your preparing for TSHTF help you out when TSHTF?
I will never understand people who permanently reside in areas such as New Orleans that is below sea level and being protected by sea walls, or New York City with an average elevation of 33 feet. The areas of 33 feet are fine, it's those less than 15-20. Same with many of the islands off the eastern seaboard. It's like asking for trouble.
As with Katrina, the poor will not have the means to leave. I'd also be interested in hearing how many people's homes were burgarized because the bad guys knew that entire neighborhoods were going to be empty.