Colorado will house Hurricane Katrina victims at former Lowry AFB |

Colorado will house Hurricane Katrina victims at former Lowry AFB

DENVER ” With shelters in Louisiana and neighboring states overflowing with people displaced by flooding from Hurricane Katrina, Colorado officials on Saturday said hundreds of refugees will be housed at the former Lowry Air Force base.

Details weren’t immediately available on the shelter, which more than 1,000 miles away from New Orleans. Gov. Bill Owens’ spokesman Dan Hopkins said the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested the emergency housing late Friday.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from New Orleans and sent to the Houston Astrodome, and other shelters in the area, which are quickly filling up.

Texas on Friday opened shelters in Dallas and San Antonio and the governor there began asking mid-sized cities in that state to find additional space.

FEMA officials did not immediately return phone messages.

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