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Posted: 9/7/2005 4:53:50 PM EDT
Washington state no longer expecting mass Katrina evacuees

By CURT WOODWARD

Associated Press Writer

OLYMPIA -- Washington is not likely to get a large number of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina, Gov. Christine Gregoire said today.

State officials had offered shelter for up to 2,000 refugees driven from their Gulf Coast homes by last week's hurricane.

But Gregoire, after a conference call with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and other governors, said large groups of evacuees were not likely to come to Washington any time soon.

"Secretary Chertoff said there are now no mass evacuations to other states imminent," Gregoire said in a statement.

Gregoire noted, however, that small numbers of evacuees have arrived in Washington on their own and are seeking assistance. She urged them to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Red Cross officials in Western Washington reported Tuesday that dozens of people fleeing Katrina had begun showing up at the charity's offices looking for help.

State emergency management officials at Camp Murray, south of Tacoma, said they could use extra time to prepare for any future possible evacuations to Washington.

Large groups of refugees had been expected to arrive Thursday at the earliest, and plans had called for them to stay at military bases for the immediate future.

"Folks down there understandably prefer to stay as close to the Gulf as possible, and we are anything but close," Gregoire spokeswoman Althea Cawley-Murphree said. "They appreciate the generous offer, but are not feeling a need to accept it."
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:02:09 PM EDT
Well then...

If they are not willing to accept Gov.Gregwhore's hospitality, I say we send her down to accept some of their hospitality.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:03:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
Well then...

If they are not willing to accept Gov.Gregwhore's hospitality, I say we send her down to accept some of their hospitality.




+1
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:22:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:54:25 PM EDT
We must be doing a good job in promoting the party line, "It rains all the time up here."
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 7:04:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

But Gregoire, after a conference call with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and other governors, said large groups of evacuees were not likely to come to Washington any time soon.

"Folks down there understandably prefer to stay as close to the Gulf as possible, and we are anything but close," Gregoire spokeswoman Althea Cawley-Murphree said. "They appreciate the generous offer, but are not feeling a need to accept it."



GOOD is all I have to say.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:52:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:26:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RS_Coyote:


GOOD is all I have to say.




Prayers were answered.....
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:23:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
Well then...

If they are not willing to accept Gov.Gregwhore's hospitality, I say we send her down to accept some of their hospitalityhostility.



Fixt!
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:34:39 PM EDT
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