Lubbock Shelters Stand-by For More Evacuees - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/23/05

Lubbock Shelters Stand-by For More Evacuees

Lubbock is prepared to house up to 2,000 evacuees. So far, Lubbock has received nearly 800.

771 people flew to Lubbock on eight different chartered planes. Around noon, Friday, the city learned there would be no more planes flying from Texas before the storm. But, they're still waiting to hear if some evacuees will be relocated from Louisiana shelters to Lubbock. The city is also helping a number of families who have driven into Lubbock from the Gulf Coast area.

Friday night, the Reese Center is full with 500 evacuees. The Lubbock Municipal Coliseum is nearing the 300 mark. Once the coliseum is full, evacuees will be taken to the Civic Center, Gaston Hall at Texas Tech, Posey Elementary and the Lubbock Christian University field house. These shelters will be available if Lubbock needs to provide housing for anyone displaced once the storm is over.

"When an emergency comes up, part of the emergency response you take people who does these things for a living and gear it to a coordinator response for a disaster," said Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Martin.

You will find nearly 470 city employees working at local shelters at any given shift. The city says these employees are working their regular shifts plus overtime so the safety of the public is not affected. Overtime pay will be reimbursed by FEMA.

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