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10/14/02 - Tyler

Smith Co. Evaluates Huricane Evacuations

   East Texans played a big role in helping victims of Hurricane Lili. On Monday, Smith County released its findings from a post emergency review.

   Tyler housed 185 medical evacuees in local hospitals and nursing homes. The county took in another 220 evacuees in Red Cross shelters set up a local churches. Hundreds more waited out the storm in East Texas hotels.

   Smith County Fire Marshall Jim Seaton says this is the first time a large scale evacuation has extended as far north at East Texas.

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