Monday, September 05, 2005

Flow of evacuees into Texas begins to slow - Flow of evacuees into Texas begins to slow: "Federal officials have taken over the Texas airlift of Hurricane Katrina refugees to other states, but the tide of the evacuation into Texas has slowed down and no planes had left by early today.

No buses or planes with the official evacuation effort had come into the state since Sunday night, Perry's office said today.

'That's not to say it won't happen, but for the first time in days there were not any buses,' said Perry spokesman Robert Black. More refugees could still be coming in by other means, he said.

Perry announced the airlift Sunday to ease the pressure nearly a quarter million refugees had placed on Texas shelters reaching their limit.

Originally set up under the Texas National Guard, Perry's office said the Federal Emergency Management Agency took over the operation Sunday night.

The airlift plans were still in place and could be executed if needed, Black said."


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