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Shelter ready for evacuees if needed


Roger Lucas

School Superintendent Dennis Carlson is shown with cots set up in the elementary gym ready to accommodate any persons displaced by the wildfires in the area. Some residents of the Nespelem Convalescent Center are expected sometime Thursday.

The American Red Cross has set up a shelter for people displaced by the raging wildfires in the area at the new school complex in Coulee Dam.

Sue Wayland, Red Cross shelter manager, said that four workers from her unit set up about 35 cots in the elementary gym to accommodate those who could come to the facility as early as sometime Thursday.

The gym has some 35 cots set up and another 35 are available to be set up if needed.

Some residents of the Nespelem Convalescent Center will likely be transferred to the facility sometime Thursday.

The facility has a number of single showers and the lo...

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