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Jun 14, 2011 10:10 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Shreveport-Bossier shelters ready for 8,500

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Officials in the Shreveport-Bossier City area say they will be ready with shelter space for about 8,500 people if a threatening Gulf coast storm prompts an evacuation this hurricane season.
The Times of Shreveport says state officials have made shelter improvements since 2008, when poor shelter conditions were reported.
A former warehouse store that was used as a shelter during Hurricane Gustav now has showers. And there will be transportation available for trips to nearby store.

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