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Bluegrass Red Cross Prepares for Gustav Evacuees

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Area volunteers have been staging shelters since Friday, getting ready to take in evacuees from Hurricane Gustav.

Locations in Louisville currently stands as an entry point for evacuees into Kentucky, but local relief have been preparing as back up.

Volunteers tore down one of two shelters set up in Lexington as Louisville shelters still wait to reach full capacity. Nearly 300 beds at Dunbar High school were taken down Monday, but coordinators say their efforts aren't over.

Around 250 beds still remain at Centenery United Methodist in Lexington. This will be used in case Louisville exceeds capacity or if self evacuees need a place to stay. The local Salvation Army shelter has also sent volunteers to the areas hit by Hurricane Gustav. Volunteers expect to soon send down its mobile kitchen.


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