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Hotel Rooms Needed as Texans Evacuate

September 21, 2005

Hotel Rooms Needed as Texans Evacuate
September 21, 2005 – NTA has learned there is an immediate need for hotel rooms for those evacuating Southern Texas. Linda Fort, director of destinations sales for the Corpus Christi CVB, has informed NTA that hotel rooms and/or shelters are needed from neighboring states.


If you have hotel rooms or shelters available in your area, please post the availability and contact information on the NTA Member Forums. Also, you should attempt to contact the DMOs in the effected areas.


DMOs along the Texas Gulf Coast include:


Beaumont CVB, Beaumont, TX – 409-880-3749,
Brownsville CVB, Brownsville, TX – Marcie Lasseigne, 956-546-3721,
Corpus Christi CVB, Corpus Christi, TX – Linda Fort, 361-881-1815,
Galveston Island CVB, Galveston, TX – Mary Smith, 409-763-6564,
McAllen CVB, McAllen TX – Teo Rojas, 956-682-2871,
Port Arthur CVB, Port Arthur – Craig Noble, 409-985-7822,
Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce, Rockport TX. Diane Probst, 361-729-6445,
South Padre Island CVB, South Padre Island, TX – Lili Derousie, 956-761-3000,


Linda also mentioned that space is needed to store RVs, boats, motor homes and campers. If you know of available space, please post this on the forums as well.

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