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North Carolinians prepare to help Gustav evacuees

Many people who live along the Gulf Coast are packing up and leaving their homes, as Gustav gets nearer. If you're planning to volunteer and help Gustav evacuees, there's a few things you may want to keep in mind. Cape Fear volunteer center director Annie Anthony says the best thing to do is wait for instructions from emergency management teams. She said many took initiative to help during Katrina without any instruction and it did more harm than good. She says one of the worst things we can do is encourage evacuees to come here. "Going down and bringing people back here is not the best thing for those people and it's not the best thing for our town," Anthony said. "Our town is a vulnerable area and there's probably going to be another storm just like there was last time." Shortly after Katrina hit New Orleans, hurricane Ophelia headed for our region, along with nearly 700 Katrina evacuees. Anthony added that the worst thing anyone can do is invite strangers to stay in their homes.

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