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Evacuees begin leaving DFW shelters

Evacuees from south Louisiana began leaving north Texas Wednesday morning.

In Arlington, more than 150 people left the Salvation Army facility north of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Most of the evacuees there were placed on buses headed to the central Louisiana town of Pineville, where buses will take them to their home parish.

About 20 residents left the Arlington shelter in private vehicles.

"The people here were well prepared with the essentials to last three to five days," said Capt. Andy Miller of the Salvation Army. "Things ran so smoothly that we were able to get them on their way before 10 a.m."

South Louisiana residents fleeing the wrath of Hurricane Gustav began arriving to north Texas Sunday night. The Hurricane hit Monday morning and evacuees will see just how much damage Gustav caused along the Gulf Coast when they returned.

As of 6 a.m., officials with the city of Dallas reported that fewer than 250 south Louisiana residents remained at the Dallas Convention Center.

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