Hurricane Information from Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
as of 9/21/05
• Austin is a primary evacuation site for the Matagorda Bay area of Texas. However, overflow can be expected from the Houston and Corpus Christi areas.
• Shelter schedules are as follows,
LBJ High School
Webb Middle School
Lanier High School
Burnet Middle School
• The Travis County Expo Center is to be utilized for individuals with large RV and camper vehicles. Large animal shelter space is already full and individuals are being encouraged to go further North with their animals.
• Reagan High School will be reserved for special medical need persons.
• People should listen to AM Radio 590 for instructions on shelter operations and which ones are open.
• Traffic sign boards will be posted on major highways directing individuals to shelters.
• Locally individuals can call 211 for shelter information. Those out of town can call 974-1110 which will connect them to 211.
• All local hotels in the Austin area are full. Persons should not anticipate finding a room.