Evacuations from Port Arthur shelters continue

Emergency personnel worked Friday to evacuate some of the flood victims who had been staying at shelters in Port Arthur.

By midday Friday, the shelter at Max Bowl, a private business whose owner opened up the facility for those who had no other place to seek shelter, had been emptied. Evacuees there were airlifted to Dallas.

The City of Port Arthur reports that approximately 200 people are still at the Carl Parker Center shelter at Lamar State College’s Port Arthur campus and 600 at shelter set up at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.