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Hurricane Laura Evacuees Begin Arriving in North Texas

RADIO.COM logo RADIO.COM 8/26/2020
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Evacuees fleeing from hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico have started arriving in North Texas.

The Texas National Guard and Division of Emergency Management have set up two areas in North Texas where evacuees can get some food and use the restroom.

One man who pulled into the evacuee reception area in Mesquite says he and his wife had been driving all night.

"I'm tired of having hurricanes, man," he told KRLD.

People won't stay at those reception areas. They can rest for a while and get information from the Red Cross and FEMA.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says he's got 300 hotel vouchers and will try to get more if they're needed.

The City of Austin has started turning people away from the reception area there because they're out of vouchers.

Get all the latest movements of Hurricane Laura here.

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