(ABC NEWS) Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner argued on Sunday that an evacuation of Harris County, which is currently seeing "unprecedented" flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, would have led to a far worse calamity for area residents.
"If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare. Especially when it's not planned," Turner said during an update Sunday on the city's response to Hurricane Harvey.
Turner argued that an evacuation order has to be "very well-coordinated all the way from Houston to the destination point."
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