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A Few Without Power Resort To Other Shelter

We found one family that had come earlier to the Salvation Army in Tyler when power went out at their home. They had gone home at least for a time.  Fortunately, these electricity "refugees" were few Monday.

But it's those who have no home to go to who are being urged to come to shelters as well. After the flooding and the ice, it's now getting just very cold, far too cold to stay outside.   For Carrie Suggs, she says the Salvation Army gives her and her children everything they need right now. 

"Very comfortable.  They have family dorms, TV, and hot meals,"  Suggs said.

"We don't want anybody outside, not in this kind of weather, we have plenty of room, plenty of food, three squares a day," says shelter manager John Voight.

There were no full-scale shelters set up in East Texas as of Monday night.

Morgan Palmer, Reporting morganpalmer@kltv.com

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