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Covid-19 adds extra headache to Hurricane Laura evacuations – CNN

Covid-19 has “added a complexity to this that was difficult, it was a challenge,” Galveston, Texas, Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. In Louisiana, the state is picking people up and taking them to hotels instead of shelters “because of Covid concerns,” Mike Steele, communications director at the Governor’s Office of Homeland… Read More »

Texas evacuates residents for Hurricane Laura as coronavirus poses new challenges

Evacuees walk to board buses Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. David J. Phillip | AP The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a new twist on emergency preparedness in Texas as officials prepare for Hurricane Laura to make landfall… Read More »