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Amarillo Prepared for Evacuees

Amarillo was on alert to open a shelter to accommodate one thousand evacuees of Hurricane Dean, but NewsChannel 10 has learned that evacuees are not expected to come to Amarillo.   The city and the American Red Cross were working together to set-up the shelter at the Civic Center. Red Cross officials said the cots and food had been delivered and workers were on stand-by to unload them.

The American red cross also says it will continue to search for volunteers, especially those with a medical background or those that are spanish speaking.  Susan Ginn the American Red Cross Development Coordinator says  " This is a good opportunity for us even if the shelter doesn't actually open. Giving us a real good drill on all of the pieces and things that it takes to pull an operation like this together."

The American Red Cross also says that if evacuees are sent to Amarillo, the city will be prepared to take them.

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