This may prove ill-advised

In fact, I think that's already been demonstrated.*  Fortunately for the mayor, there's a Republican president in office, and the media will shift all blame to the east. Somewhere, Ray Nagin is chuckling.

August 25th: Houston Mayor urges residents to stay put.

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* August 27th: Thousands flee their homes as catastrophic flood strike Houston

Exactly as predicted and warned about days ago

HOUSTON — The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

Helicopters, boats and high-water vehicles swarmed around inundated Houston neighborhoods, pulling people from their homes or from the turbid water, which was high enough in some places to gush into second floors.

The flooding was so widespread that authorities had trouble pinpointing the worst areas. They urged people to get on top of their homes to avoid becoming trapped in attics and to wave sheets or towels to draw attention to their location.