Storm victims prep for freeze on the way

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)- With temperatures expected to drop to the teens within in the next few days, those displaced by the Lufkin tornado face yet another set of problems, how to keep their families warm.

The Red Cross will have a shelter on standby if people need a warm place to go. The location hasn't been finalized, but if your family needs somewhere to stay, call the Red Cross at 634-6013.

Other families whose homes were damaged in the twister, say even though they've tarped their roofs and have heating, they will still feel the effects of a deep freeze.

"All the house is not real warm but the living quarters and the bedrooms are alright. We have electric blankets you know but otherwise, we are just doing like everybody else, trying to make it through and get some relief," said storm victim Connell Montgomery Sr.

Although he says this time is difficult, especially with colder temperatures on the way, he is one of the lucky ones with a way to heat his home.

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