"They left at 11:30 last night. They've traveled 100 miles only and are stuck in traffic--none of the gas stations have gas. I n't know how much food and water they have. He might be stuck there," she said.
This is what frustrates Gail most--- watching the Houston interstates backing up completely--- meanwhile, the southbound lanes are free of traffic.
"I''ve called highway patrol, Houston pd, I've asked if they're opening those southbound lanes, or if they'll get gas trucks, and I can't get any answers from anyone, it's very frustrating and I'm very angry, and I'm scared for their lives," said Gail
She says it's also hard for her to understand why her son, and all of the evacuees, have to deal with backed-up traffic and gas shortages, especially after they listened to the government's warning and left Huston in good time.
"People pushing their cars to save on gas! Gas stations don't have gas, I don't know how they expect people to get out of there if there isn't any gas. Are they supposed to wait there and smother to death?" wondered Michael Dorris' aunt, Carolyn Hardin.
The Butrum's think when Michael, his wife and two daughters finally do make it to Sikeston--- they just might make the Heartland their home, again, for good
"He's hot, he's irritated, he's mad," said Gail.