500 Gustav Evacuees Expected in Amarillo

With Tropical Storm Gustav approaching, the Amarillo Civic Center is preparing for 500 gulf coast residents to be evacuated to the Texas panhandle.

The American Red Cross will hold two disaster volunteer team training sessions Thursday and Friday. Each session will last about 90 minutes at the Red Cross building at 1800 S. Harrison.

People who are interested in helping with evacuee shelter needs are asked to attend one of the meetings. Preparations are set to begin this Labor Day weekend at the Amarillo Civic Center.