Housing authority helps hurricane evacuees find homes - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Housing authority helps hurricane evacuees find homes

September 13, 2005

Albany--The Albany Housing Authority is helping dozens of evacuees find homes here in Albany. While south Georgians have been generous with their donations, some evacuees say they need more than just food and clothing.

For the first time, Keyota Shell is setting foot in her new home, only there's one problem: "It's empty! I need something," she says.

That something is furniture, and Shell has nothing but the clothes on her back.

"I'll sleep on my air mattress if I have to until I get something," says Shell.

The Albany Housing Authority placed Shell and other evacuees into public housing units throughout Albany. They expect to house even more evacuees soon.

 "Just everything you need in your household, I need," says Ramond Leblanc, a New Orleans evacuee.

The housing authority helped Leblanc quickly find a place to call home.

"Because of the Albany Housing Authority, I'm smoothe. I'm going to sleep and sleep," says Leblanc.

While the New Orleans evacuee already has some furniture, he says there are other items he still needs in order to help him get back to living a normal life.

"Table and chairs are most important, blinds for the window, curtains for the windows, pots," he says.

The Albany Housing Authority has about 20 vacancies available for more evacuees who will also have to depend on the generosity of south Georgians.

"So if you can help, throw it on out, we'll really appreciate it," Leblanc says. If you'd like to help evacuees furnish their homes, call the Albany Housing Authority at 434-4505, extension 220.

Feedback: news@walb.com

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Early Co. Fire Dept. concerned about trees uprooting due to weather

    Early Co. Fire Dept. concerned about trees uprooting due to weather

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:55:48 GMT
    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)
    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)

    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area.  Saturation and projected high winds have officials concerned about trees uprooting.  

    More >>

    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area.  Saturation and projected high winds have officials concerned about trees uprooting.  

    More >>
  • Baker Co. concerned with dirt roads during subtropical storm

    Baker Co. concerned with dirt roads during subtropical storm

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:52:01 GMT
    Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)
    Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)

    South Georgia is full of dirt roads and in Baker County officials are concerned with the amounts of expected rainfall.  "Anytime we have a rain event, we are definitely concerned about people in the county being able to travel the dirt roads," said Sherry Bailey, Baker Co. Manager and EMA Director.   

    More >>

    South Georgia is full of dirt roads and in Baker County officials are concerned with the amounts of expected rainfall.  "Anytime we have a rain event, we are definitely concerned about people in the county being able to travel the dirt roads," said Sherry Bailey, Baker Co. Manager and EMA Director.   

    More >>
  • Early County prepared for flash flood watch

    Early County prepared for flash flood watch

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:38:44 GMT
    Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)
    Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)

    County leaders Early County are keeping an eye on the flood watch...preparing for the worst.  The county's EMA Director has been watching the weather closely since Thursday in preparation for the storm.  

    More >>

    County leaders Early County are keeping an eye on the flood watch...preparing for the worst.  The county's EMA Director has been watching the weather closely since Thursday in preparation for the storm.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly