First wave of Dorian evacuees comes to Augusta

  • Source: WRDW-TV News 12 Augusta
  • Published: 09/02/2019 09:36 PM

The first wave of Hurricane Dorian evacuees arrived at Westside High School in Augusta around 6 o'clock Monday evening. Our relief effort for Hurricane Dorian is well underway now," said Jay Lawrence of the American Red Cross. "We've had six buses come in. There has been a few score of people who've come in. We're expecting more." Thousands more. Augusta Fire Chief Chris James estimates about 3,000 evacuees coming to Augusta from all over Georgia. The ones who arrived today were from Chatham County. They came in wheelchairs and walkers, some needing special care. "The folks here have special medical needs, and so they do need special attention," said Lawrence. "We have our own nurses. We have our own specialists who can help them."


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