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9/6/05

New Orleans Evacuees Encounter Problems In Slaton

Fourteen evacuees from New Orleans claim they have experienced substandard housing in Slaton. They were removed from the home and taken to a hotel overnight.

Tuesday morning the evacuees were staying at The Slaton Motor Inn. Slaton Police tell us they arrived yesterday to a home in Slaton. Police say the house is substandard and has no air conditioning. The evacuees complained of asthma and anxiety due to the heat. Around midnight authorities brought them to the motel for the night. They range in ages from three to 51-years-old. We're told a church from Houston brought them to Slaton after staying in the Astrodome for a few days.

Slaton city officials will meet Tuesday morning to decide where the evacuees will be taken. They could be taken to Reese Center. We will continue to follow this story.

We are also working on uncovering details surrounding a possible kidnapping in Slaton. We will bring you the latest as it becomes available.

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