Saturday, September 03, 2005


West Virginia taking evacuees as well

12:44 P.M. - CHARLESTON, WV (AP): Louisiana and Texas have accepted West Virginia's offer to help relocate displaced Louisiana residents in need of assistance, Gov. Joe Manchin announced Saturday.
At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, six West Virginia Air National Guard C-130s left Charleston's Yeager Airport for New Orleans Airport to pick up approximately 500 Louisiana residents "looking for a safe and friendly place to lay their heads," Manchin said.
The first plane was to arrive Saturday evening back at Yeager, where the passengers would be given food, water, showers, blankets and medical attention, he said. From there, they were to be flown to Morgantown and bused to Camp Dawson in Preston County, where they will be temporarily housed.
"We will welcome these fellow Americans with open arms and I am confident that our residents will quickly rise to the challenge of helping our new neighbors rebuild their lives," the governor said.

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