LOCAL AGENCIES STILL RESPONDING TO IKE

Local Agencies Still Responding to Ike by Richard Whittaker
Austin Chronicle

“But the biggest local burden was and still is being shouldered by the American Red Cross of Central Texas. Its shelters held a fraction of the 25,000 maximum evacuees the Red Cross agreed to take in, but it was still a costly undertaking. Nationwide, the Red Cross opened 916 shelters in 17 states, said Central Texas board Chair-elect Marty McKellips. “We provided 14 million meals and snacks, 100,000 comfort kits, 100,000 cleanup kits, and at the start of the season, we had no money in the disaster relief fund.” Read the full story…
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LOCAL AGENCIES STILL RESPONDING TO IKE

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