Refugee Shelter Opens In Lufkin

The Pentecostal campground in Lufkin is now a temporary home for storm evacuees.

The facility can house more than 300 people. City leaders say they're prepared to use the building as a shelter for a minimum of three months.

The dorms have bunk beds and shower facilities. It's a safe place that's fenced off from the rest of the area.

Assistant City Manager Kenneth Williams said, "We have one of the better shelter facilities in the state of Texas. We have bedding, dormitories for them to live in with shower facilities, also, a common area for them to socialize, sit around, or watch television. We try to make it as close to their regular living area as possible."

The Pentecostal campground is located off U.S.Highway 59 South in Lufkin.