In another possible universe…
“Alice, this is your boss, Rich. I need a favor. Yes, I know there’s a hurricane coming, but listen, I’m calling all my employees. I’ve got three million dollars worth of new cars and trucks in the lot. I want you to bring as many friends and relatives as you can, and each one take a car or truck and head North. Anyone you trust with a driver’s license but no car.”
“If the storm passes us by, I want you all back by next Friday; but if it really hits, take the vehicles to Al’s Chevrolet in Shrewport.”
“Tell ‘em to pack as many of their family and friends into the cars as they can and get the hell out of town.”
“Yes, it’s possible someone won’t bring a vehicle back, but you wouldn’t be working here if I didn’t trust you, and I’ll take my chances with your clan. It’s dead certain we lose every one if they’re still here when the storm hits.”
Yeah, I know… I’ve already thought of at least five reasons why it would be totally impractical. But it’s nice to imagine, isn’t it?