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Katrina Evacuees To Be Moved

By Alabama Public Radio

Tuscaloosa, AL – Federal emergency management officials says Katrina evacuees living in hotels who failed to file recently for an extension have until tomorrow to find another place to stay or begin paying their own hotel bills. Last Monday was the deadline to register for the extension, but FEMA officials say they don't expect a wave of homeless storm survivors. However, some social services agencies says it's uncertain how many evacuees have lined up somewhere else to live. Those who DID file for an extension will have their hotel bills covered through the 13th. Meanwhile, efforts are also underway to find permanent housing for hundreds of people staying at 13 of Alabama's state parks. Officials say they hope to see numbers start declining by next month.

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