Oxygen needed in times of emergency

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - In a time of emergency, when we are evacuating and trying to figure out what to pack and deciding where to take our animals, the sick and elderly have one problem we don't stop to think about, oxygen tanks.

The affects of a hurricane can be especially difficult for oxygen patients.

At the Lufkin Civic Center, there are patients with medical conditions seeking shelter and oxygen is in high demand.

For those in Lufkin who have run out of oxygen and cannot get a refill from their oxygen provider during the storm, they can exchange an empty tank for a full one at the civic center.