Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Update from the Community Emergency Operations Center
The Community Emergency Operations Center was fully activated at 7 a.m. Wednesday and will be operating 24 hours a day to coordinate efforts to respond to Hurricane Ike and the shelter needs of evacuees.
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, there were 10 evacuees and one dog being sheltered locally.
The C-130 aircraft that were scheduled to transport special needs patients to Easterwood Airport did not arrive. They are not expected to come in tonight.
Officials in Corpus were prepared to make the transport, but an evacuation mandate has not yet been issued in that area, and therefore no one showed up to board the planes scheduled to fly to College Station.
Bryan, College Station, Brazos County and Texas A&M University officials are operating the Community EOC and said they remain prepared to accept up to 2,500 evacuees and 500 special needs patients.
More than 250 medical military specialists remain at Reed Arena ready to serve as needed.
A staging area is set up at Veterans Park, and those evacuating to Bryan-College Station are encouraged to check in at the park rather than going directly to a shelter. Information will be provided through the 211 hotline.
Officials encourage the public to keep their vehicles fueled as there could be a strain on resources later this week.
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