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9/22/05

Evacuations Bring Back Solemn Memories For Katrina Survivors

For many Hurricane Katrina survivors, the mass evacuation is bringing back traumatic memories. "Horrible, horrible..pause experiencing that and watching people die and floating that you know from the neighborhood," said Hurricane Katrina survivor, Albert Evans.

Evans spent four days on his roof before he was rescued in New Orleans. He was sent to the Houston Astrodome before connecting with family in Lubbock last week. He calls Texas's response to Rita a blessing. "They're moving quick and preparing for as soon as possible. That's a blessing, hopefully they learned from our mistakes and some of our hesitations," said Evans.

Evans is going to try to work for the Lubbock chapter of Stanley Coffee services where he was employed in New Orleans. But he hopes to return home soon.

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