Because Houston has a history over a hundred years of being partially inundated periodically, and I live within a stone's throw of a bayou, I'm evacuating. The National Weather Service put an especially cheery face on it:
LIFE THREATENING INUNDATION LIKELY!See you again soon!
ALL NEIGHBORHOODS…AND POSSIBLY ENTIRE COASTAL COMMUNITIES…WILL BE INUNDATED DURING HIGH TIDE. PERSONS NOT HEEDING EVACUATION ORDERS IN SINGLE FAMILY ONE OR TWO STORY HOMES WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH. MANY RESIDENCES OF AVERAGE CONSTRUCTION DIRECTLY ON THE COAST WILL BE DESTROYED.
National Weather Service Houston