The Message in Houston: 'Shelters Full' - Los Angeles Times

HOUSTON — With an estimated 100,000 evacuees, the city struggles to find enough space. Texas announces plans to accommodate thousands elsewhere.

As masses of refugees from Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed this city's effort to provide shelter Friday, busloads of the hungry, tired and desperate from New Orleans were diverted to other cities, and local officials pleaded with the public for help and understanding.

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