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9/23/05-Tyler

EOC Prepares For Hurricane

Some new information today coming out of the Emergency Operations Center. You're asked to call 911 in case of an emergency this weekend and not those working at the EOC. It's set up as a meeting place for all those involved in responding to emergencies. Agencies such as the American Red Cross, medical workers and the police and fire department were there. The mayor says they all get together, so they can communicate with each other directly.

"It's a major undertaken to evacuate two million people from the gulf coast of Texas and it takes a long time and lots of frustrations, but the good thing is we communicate with the State Operations Center about four times a day on conference call and there are over 800 participants from around the state and we're coordinating our response," said Joey Seeber, City of Tyler Mayor. Mayor Seeber says things are going well so far. Right now, their main concern is to give all the evacuees a place to stay.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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