Some evacuees stranded in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - About 100 Hurricane Gustav evacuees remain

at the State Fairgrounds in a Red Cross shelter because they cannot

afford to get home.

Hinds County Chief Deputy Steve Pickett said the evacuees cannot

afford the gas money to get home or they don't have any rides. He

said they were not bused home because they did not arrive in

Jackson on buses.

The Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance from the public.

The Red Cross has said it will keep a shelter open at the Trade

Mart at the fairgrounds as long as people need it. The agency

cannot provide financial assistance to the evacuees.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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