unusual shelters

This is proof that all avenues of shelter are being considered:

  • Carnival cruise ships to house evacuees in Galveston (free registration may be required) – “Federal officials are chartering three of Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships for six months, part of a plan to provide shelter for as many as 7,000 people displaced by devastating Hurricane Katrina.”
  • Relatives’ home becomes site of family reunion – “When the 15-member Dingeman family finally arrived at their relatives’ home in Pierre Part, La., they thought they were coming to a relatively empty house. Instead, it was full of Hurricane Katrina refugees, just like them.”
  • Galveston-based cruise ships cancel trips for six months – “Federal officials are chartering three of Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships for six months, part of a plan to provide shelter for as many as 7,000 people displaced by devastating Hurricane Katrina.”
  • Convention Center Opens To Evacuees – “Evacuees arrived at the George R. Brown Convention Center late Friday after it was opened as a temporary shelter for thousands of evacuees from New Orleans, Local 2 reported.”
  • San Antonio to take in 25,000 more from Louisiana – “The state of Texas has agreed to take in an additional 25,000 Louisiana refugees from Hurricane Katrina and plans to house them in San Antonio, Gov. Rick Perry’s office said today.”
  • First evacuees arrive to stay at former air base – “Barefoot, bewildered and some carrying only their stowaway pets, more than 2,500 Louisiana evacuees arrived on buses and airplanes Friday to take shelter at KellyUSA, a former military installation that could hold 7,000 homeless victims of Hurricane Katrina.”
  • Brown Convention Center is home for now – “Carolann Thomas, 47, a special-needs caregiver from New Orleans, was getting used to her third new home in five days this morning at the George R. Brown Convention Center. She was there with her daughter, Katie, 22.”

(…reprint from stories from a Houston Life…)

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