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Some Katrina Shelters Closing In Parts In N.C.

Posted September 19, 2005

— Some shelters for Hurricane Katrina victims are closing down across the state.

A shelter in Raleigh is scheduled to close Friday. More than 100 people from New Orleans are still living at the Nortel Training Facility near the state fairgrounds.

Officials are trying to find housing for the evacuees still there.

The last 31 Katrina evacuees have recently left the Charlotte Coliseum. When it first opened, about 1,000 people stayed there.

Most moved on to apartments or other shelters in the area. The remaining evacuees will stay in local hotels until relief workers find long-term housing for them.


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