by Jessica Cervantez
Authorities have been on hand at the Lufkin shelter taking in applications to get evacuees into their own place. They began the process Wednesday night receiving quite a few applications.
Thursday morning they had less then 20, but by that afternoon they had a few more. DETCOG is expecting more applications to come through.
Right now, they are trying to see who needs housing, but they are asking landlords and others who have rental property for help.
DETCOG plans to find the evacuees home mainly in the Nacogdoches, and Angelina county area. They say many of the families plan to make a permanent stay in East Texas.