Lubbock officials have been told 2,000 Hurricane Rita evacuees will arrive in Lubbock today. We're told these people will be "special needs" evacuees. Officials anticipate the evacuees will be coming from the Beaumont area. Evacuees will be landing at Lubbock International Airport. A time for the arrival has not been confirmed.
Lubbock is preparing four different locations: Reese Center, Civic Center, Lubbock Christian University and Lubbock Coliseum.
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Greg Bruce, Red Cross Chairman, say these are people fleeing from the storm facing different needs than those from Katrina. American Red Cross and Salvation Army are seeking volunteers. Please contact them at (806) 765-8534 if you would like to help. Officials do not anticipate these evacuees will stay for a long period of time.
City briefings will be held through out the day from downtown Lubbock. NewsChannel 11 will keep you updated.