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9/11/05-Longview

Father United With Son In Longview Shelter

For one evacuee in a Longview shelter, the worrying about a lost family member is over, as his son is found in a Houston shelter. Its been a tense seven days for New Orleans evacuee, Percy Tillman. He found himself constantly watching news reports. He and his son, Percy Junior, were separated in the mass of confusion at the New Orleans Superdome.

"I was looking to find where he was. I was looking all around for him at the Superdome. I couldn't find him," says Tillman.

They got out of the flooded city together, but he worried after all the horror stories he had heard about the Superdome. After numerous attempts to find 15-year-old, finally he was spotted among the mass of evacuees at the Houston Astrodome. Workers at the Maude Cobb Convention Center arranged to take him to pick up his son. They're best friends, doing everything together. They love to watch Saints football. Percy couldn't imagine being without his son.

"I talked to him all the way back to Longview," says Tillman.

Father and son are looking forward to going home to New Orleans one day.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

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