Preparations are being made for the possible arrival of 500 hurricane Gustav evacuees to Amarillo.
The site at the Civic Center may be a familiar one this weekend marking the three year anniversary of hurricane Katrina.
The Red Cross and the City of Amarillo are getting emergency crews and volunteers ready to meet the physical and emotional needs of hurricane Gustav victims.
"We've gone down this road before so we're a little more what to expect and Amarillo, Lubbock, El Paso, some of those types of communities were identified in kind of the post Katrina and Rita analysis as good locations to fly people to," says Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Starbuck.
Starbuck says the city fire and police departments as well as both local hospitals are also on stand-by this Labor Day weekend. And, the Red Cross is actively recruiting volunteers.
A training session is being held at the Amarillo headquarters right now and another session is scheduled for tomorrow night at six.