Volunteers Needed To Prepare For Hurricane Evacuees Possible Arrival - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/19/07

Volunteers Needed To Prepare For Hurricane Evacuees Possible Arrival

The City of Lubbock is already taking the necessary steps to prepare for potential evacuees should Hurricane Dean hit the Texas Gulf Coast.

Saturday night, the Lubbock City Council held an emergency meeting to approve a resolution to house evacuees and incur expenditures of up to $500,000.

The city needs that money to prepare the City Bank Coliseum and the Civic Center, much like they did in the days after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

These two facilities would be used as shelters for up to 800 evacuees, 400 people in each shelter.

That is where your help is needed. The city is asking for volunteers to assist with preparations at the facilities.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mahon Library.

You are asked to enter the library through the north door. You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer.

City officials tell NewsChannel 11 they were asked to prepare for the potential receipt of evacuees Monday or Tuesday. The Lubbock Emergency Operation Center was activated Sunday and will continue 24 hour operations as long as needed.

Lubbock Red Cross
Learn more about the South Plains Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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