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Richardson TX's Huffines Recreation Center to House Gustav Evacuees

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!

Comment balloon 3 commentsDonna Harris • September 01 2008 04:32PM


That's great news, Donna. That makes Richardson seem like a very caring place to live.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 10 years ago

Thank you for keeping everyone updated on this. PRAISE GOD that the storm did so much less damage than predicted. GBU!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Sharon, Yes, Richardson is a very caring place. I've been here 24 years.  They do so much for the communities around.

Elizabeth, Yeah, we can't believe we got known of the storm.  We were slated to get tons of rain, and now there's possibly a 50% chance and then a drop to 30% tomorrow.  We really need rain, but not an entire hurricane worth.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago