Area Hotels Booked Up As Katrina Threatens Gulf Coast

Hurricane Katrina may be a threat to New Orleans and the Central Gulf Coast, but the effects of the storm are being felt here in East Texas as well.

A call to area law enforcement Sunday evening reveals that if you're trying to book a hotel room in the Lufkin or Nacogdoches area, good luck.

Many residents who have been evacuating Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi are making their way to East Texas to seek shelter. Many hotels were reporting that there were no rooms left available.