Colorado Providing Emergency Housing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado will provide emergency housing at the old Lowry Air Force Base for up to 1,000 refugees of Hurricane Katrina.

Governor Owens says military and civilian planes will begin arriving Sunday at Buckley Air Force Base with those displaced by the storm.

Five hundred dorm rooms that can house two people each have been set aside for evacuees on the base.

Denver is more than a thousand miles from New Orleans, one of the hardest hit areas along the Gulf Coast.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from New Orleans and sent to neighboring states, with space filling up fast.

Meanwhile 700 Colorado National Guardsmen left today for the Gulf Coast to aid in search and rescue efforts.

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