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9/22/05

Hundreds Of Hurricane Evacuees Arrive In Lubbock

Three planes landed at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Thursday night with hundreds of Hurricane Rita evacuees.

The first plane arrived just before 6pm Thursday. It came unannounced, but Lubbock officials responded immediately. Within minutes Citibuses arrived to transport the evacuees to the shelter at Reese Center.

Around 7:10pm, another plane landed, with about 120 evacuees. By 10pm, 333 evacuees were in Lubbock. A number of these evacuees have special needs, which means they come from nursing homes, are handicap or require medical attention. At least one woman was transported to UMC after arriving in Lubbock. We're told all of the evacuees were flown in from Houston.

Two more planes are expected to land in Lubbock by 11pm, and a third plane is expected to land around 3am, Friday morning. The city can accommodate up to 2,000 evacuees.

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