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Hurricane Evacuees Still Looking to Red Cross for Assistance

The Red Cross has moved Rita evacuees into hotels effectively closing its remaining shelter.

Its operations will now center around its family services center. The Red Cross estimates almost 150 families who have lost homes because of Hurricane Katrina plan to stay in Tallahassee.

Chris Floyd of the Capital Area Red Cross says, "This is week five. We've brought in some of our partner organizations to begin looking long-term about where individuals might be able to stay, how they'll interface in our community, primarily these individuals and families that want to make Tallahassee and north Florida their home."

Many Hurricane Rita evacuees say they plan to stay here for a few days and then head home as soon as it's safe.


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