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August 28, 2005

Albany- Many South Georgia hotel signs will read no vacancy for the next several days. Parking lots at Albany hotels are full of cars with Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana license plates.

Many hotels in Mississippi and Alabama filled quickly with people trying to avoid Katrina's wrath. Hotels in Albany are near capacity Sunday and are filling up for the remainder of the week, and many of the evacuees say they're getting tired of the routine.

"Monday night we are booked and slightly overbooked, hopefully by the time Monday morning comes we will have that fixed," said Simone Quimbly, Holiday Inn Shift Leader.

"Everything was still in plastic containers from the last one so we just put everything in the car, put everything in the garage and leave, so yeah, we can do it in less than a couple of hours," said Wendy Jones, Gulf Shores, AL.

All of the area hotels are working together to find rooms for everyone who has called looking for a reservation. They say, Albany is the first choice for a lot of evacuees.

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