Katrina news bites: medication, transportation for evacuees

-- Mayor White has announced that evacuees will be able to get medication, both prescription and non-prescription, free of charge for up to 30 days. Also, people who do not have a doctor's prescription will be able to get their medication based on a pharmacist's judgment.

-- Houston Airport System is assisting New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong Airport in cleaning up and restoring air service.

-- Here's a list of transit services Metro is providing for evacuees:

* Ongoing: providing bus shuttles for patients from New Orleans Veterans Administration Hospital from Ellington Field to the Houston VA Hospital. Transportation is also being provided for handicapped and/or wheelchair-bound patients arriving at Ellington.

* Thursday, Sept. 1: provided transport for passengers arriving on six flights from New Orleans to Ellington, 138 people per plane. They were transported to the Astrodome, Galveston and area hospitals.

* Ongoing: providing two trolleys running a loop from the Astrodome along Kirby, Fannin, Main and OST, every 10 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., taking refugees to METRORail, area stores and a medical clinic.

* Ongoing: providing four METROLift vans to shuttle people from the Astrodome to a medical clinic in the area, in conjunction with Harris County Precincts 1 and 2.

Posted by Anne Linehan @ 09/04/05 07:12 PM | Print |

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