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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Makes Sense: Katrina Refugees Will Go to Astrodome

In a sensible move, 25,000 or so refugees from New Orleans will be trasferred to the Huston Astrodome as reported here:
Rusty Cornelius, administrative coordinator for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, told The Associated Press that initial plans were being made early Wednesday.

"We are planning on being able to do a full shelter operation for 25,000 people," he said.

Cornelius said the refugees would be bused to Houston, but all would not necessarily be on the road at the same time. He said specifics of the transport and housing for the refugees were still being worked out with the Red Cross and state government officials.

"We want to accommodate those people as quickly as possible for the simple reason they have been through a horrible ordeal," he said.
The Astrodome is air conditioned and huge. It's a far better idea than trying to set up a tent city off in the boonies someplace. I'm sure they'll have lots of portable showers, laundries and toilets, too.

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