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Evacuation Zone Blues

(Tom Dalton - vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, bass; Paul Feurer - electric guitar)
Words and Music by Tom Dalton
This 12-bar blues song discusses how to identify if your home is in a hurricane evacuation zone.
Evacuation Zone Blues

From South Carolina down to Key West, and from Texas to New Orleans
From South Carolina down to Key West, and from Texas to New Orleans
All you folks that like your coastal homes, you may be in an evacuation zone

If you’re livin’ on a coastal barrier island or in a mobile home
If you’re livin’ on a coastal barrier island or in a mobile home
You better pack your bags and get on the phone
Get a hotel out of the evacuation zone

If you’re in a low lying area and your neighborhood is prone to flood
If you’re in a low lying area and your neighborhood is prone to flood
You better plan to leave your home –you may be in an evacuation zone

If you’re half a mile from the river, a lake or waterway
If you’re half a mile from the river, a lake or waterway
If you’re in an unsafe wood frame home
You may be in an evacuation zone

© 2006 Tom Dalton