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Posted: 9/4/2005 2:04:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 8:27:33 PM EDT by FishKepr]
Oregon to host 1,000 hurricane refugees
11:32 AM PDT on Sunday, September 4, 2005
Associated Press

SALEM -- Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski is making arrangements to accommodate around 1,000 refugees from the Gulf States.

Hurricane victims wait to be evacuated from the Louisianna Superdome this past week.
Kulongoski received a request Friday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking him to help house victims of the massive hurricane, a spokeswoman said.
The governor has directed the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to immediately begin coordinating with relief agencies. The refugees are expected to begin arriving in Portland within the next day or two.
"In the days since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Oregonians from every corner of the state have reached out wanting to help," Kulongoski said in a statement. "Our offer has been accepted and now its our time to pull together to help those victims who lost their homes and their communities find some solace so they can regain their strength and begin healing from the tragedy that they — and our nation — have endured."
Oregon officials are working to help secure housing for the victims.

Original link HERE.
(Must be registered with Northwest Cable News)
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:05:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 2:05:54 PM EDT by pattymcn]
it was in the Stateman Journal too. Patty *ETA* Its interesting though as Oregon has the highest unemployment in the nation what we'll provide for them?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:07:59 PM EDT
Bout time.............seems like texas is taking in the majority! Crime rates have gone through the roof in houston already. BMV's are waaaaaaaaay up!
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:19:02 PM EDT
thats scarey.


Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:19:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
it was in the Stateman Journal too. Patty *ETA* Its interesting though as Oregon has the highest unemployment in the nation what we'll provide for them?



Why, methamphetamine and the Oregon Health Plan, of course. And don't forget medical marijuana.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:26:54 PM EDT
Good for OR. I'm glad none will come to NJ.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:38:53 PM EDT
I'll sure be able to tell if they come to Bend.. they'll stick out like a sore thumb. Central OR ain't exactly 'diverse'.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:45:09 PM EDT
Yippee.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:47:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MMcCall:
I'll sure be able to tell if they come to Bend.. they'll stick out like a sore thumb. Central OR ain't exactly 'diverse'.



If you think Bend is bad, try Baker City

or Joseph
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:54:44 PM EDT
Lots of room in Dignity Village.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 3:58:52 PM EDT
it was in the Stateman Journal too. Patty *ETA* Its interesting though as Oregon has the highest unemployment in the nation what we'll provide for them?




I though we in Michigan had the crappiest economy. BTW, we are getting a shitload too. Democraps are counting the votes!
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:02:37 PM EDT
It gets cold in Oregon...they won't like that.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:20:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
it was in the Stateman Journal too. Patty *ETA* Its interesting though as Oregon has the highest unemployment in the nation what we'll provide for them?



Most of em already on the .gov dole...they just need a new address for da check!!

Essayons
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:21:59 PM EDT
We expect 5k here in El Paso starting tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:26:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Saguaro:
Yippee.



+1
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:29:26 PM EDT
While watching the WVU and 'Cuse game, they where talking about the colleges excepting Tulane students.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:42:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
it was in the Stateman Journal too. Patty *ETA* Its interesting though as Oregon has the highest unemployment in the nation what we'll provide for them?


Hopefully, the fed DHS will reimburse for the expenses associated for the care and feeding of the evacuees.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:49:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 4:52:41 PM EDT by _DR]

I read one news article that said Texas may end up with 200,000 or more
Boggles the mind.

Link Posted: 9/4/2005 8:27:10 PM EDT
Washington State To Shelter Katrina Evacuees

September 4, 2005

By KOMO Staff & News Services

OLYMPIA - Governor Christine Gregoire announced Sunday that the state is making plans to host up to 2,000 hurricane evacuees.

"We don't know at this point how many people will be coming," Gregoire said, "but we are making plans based on an initial estimate of up to 2,000 people. We don't know the exact timing for their arrival, but expect it will be within the next few days. We will share more information when it becomes available.

Assisting with the plan to host Katrina refugees are state officials, representatives from the city of Seattle, King Pierce and Snohomish Counties, the American Red Cross and many other organizations.

The state of Washington plans to provide shelter, food, medicine and other assistance to people displaced by the hurricane.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 8:34:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Washington State To Shelter Katrina Evacuees

September 4, 2005

By KOMO Staff & News Services

OLYMPIA - Governor Christine Gregoire announced Sunday that the state is making plans to host up to 2,000 hurricane evacuees.

"We don't know at this point how many people will be coming," Gregoire said, "but we are making plans based on an initial estimate of up to 2,000 people. We don't know the exact timing for their arrival, but expect it will be within the next few days. We will share more information when it becomes available.

Assisting with the plan to host Katrina refugees are state officials, representatives from the city of Seattle, King Pierce and Snohomish Counties, the American Red Cross and many other organizations.

The state of Washington plans to provide shelter, food, medicine and other assistance to people displaced by the hurricane.



And as part of in-processing, all will be registered as Democrats.



Link Posted: 9/5/2005 1:35:58 AM EDT
It'll be interesting, the summer is winding down and its going to get cold, and rainy, and very wet (like it always does in the fall). We'll see how their fair.
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