Many of the Gulf Coast evacuees started driving towards higher ground in their own cars. For those people, Richardson has open their Huffine's Recreation Center for these people. They are already full to capacity at 95 people.
Until further notice, the rec center will be closed to the public while they allow the evacuees to stay there. The city is also teaming up with the nearby Junior High school to allow the evacuees to use their facilities for showers and such, but only before and after school hours.
The evacuees who are staying there have also consented to background checks, and they must check in and out each time they need to leave or reenter the building.
Richardson was one of the many school districts that welcomed Katrina victims three years ago, and would be more than happy to welcome any Gustav students if that is needed. We'll have to keep watching the impact over the next day or two.
Welcome to Richardson!