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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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THEY JUST ANNOUNCED HERE IN HOT SPRINGS, ARK....Summit Arena is now a refugee shelter..if anyone in Baton Rouge or Ham Radio Ops can get this message out then thank you very much..They will hold this for 6 days and if needed longer it will be moved within the same facility to a larger hall.



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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:15 PM
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Big John....This is soooo sad and soooo close to home for us...I just wish I could help everyone of them....I will send some money to Red Cross....Take care, Susan
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:20 PM
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Thanks susan..I know what you are saying about it being so close to home. I am like you..I just want to reach out and put my big arms around all of them..since I can't though, I will ask God do it, because I know HE CAN.

Good to hear from you..it has been a while you little lurker you. >VBG<

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Big John,
I live in Baton Rouge - I will try and get the word out .
Thanks,
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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:40 PM
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Thanks CG..we do have some people here now from La.

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Jacksonville Florida has also open a shelter for those who have escaped the storm area. Some couples were apparently there tonight and they expect at least 40 families.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 07:52 AM
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Austin, Texas has opened a shelter for evacuees:

The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that it is opening a shelter in Austin for Hurricane Katrina evacuees who will not be able to return home for days.

Hurricane victims fled the Gulf Coast over the past several days, and many ended up at local hotels and motels. Some said that rooms were already packed in cities like Beaumont and Houston.

Red Cross officials stated in a press release that the shelter will be at the Toney Burger center on U.S. Highway 290 West in Sunset Valley. The building is a special-events athletic facility operated by A.I.S.D.

According to officials, about 160 people called them to request shelter by Tuesday afternoon. Some had said that they were running low on funds to pay for hotel rooms.

Anyone from the hurricane stricken area who needs shelters should call the local American Red Cross at 877-929-1224.

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