WPR News
7:04 pm
Wed September 7, 2005

Wyoming Won't Likely Host Many Hurricane Evacuees

Lararmie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal was briefed Wednesday by Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Freudenthal says he and other governors were told the states should stand down their effort to bring in evacuees. He says this is because most people have been evacuated or are staying in the region. And the Governor says Wyoming is not well suited for hosting evacuees because of the housing shortage that exists here, no major airport, and a climate the many people from the south might not desire.
Governor Freudenthal says the energy industry may do something independently to try and attract workers and non profits from here are reaching out as well. He says both of those efforts may be successful.