Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina Refugees will go to Astrodome

From one dome to NewsFlash - Katrina refugees will go to Astrodome:

At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees, a majority of them at the New
Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston starting Wednesday and
will be sheltered at the 40-year-old Astrodome, which hasn't been used for
professional sporting events in years.

The Federal Emergency Management
Agency will provide 475 buses for the transfer, and the Astrodome's schedule has
been cleared through December for housing evacuees, said Kathy Walt, a
spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.