Iowa has been put on notice that tomorrow (Friday) it could receive as many as 500 hurricane evacuees who’ve been living in Texas. Governor Tom Vilsack says state officials are trying to coordinate some people-to-people connections this might bring folks to Iowa. “We are going to work with the faith-based community in an effort to identify, on a family-by-family basis, individuals or families who may want to come to Iowa or may a connection with Iowa so that we make them understand that we’re prepared to help them on an individual basis as well,” Vilsack says. The state has set up a processing center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, with about a thousand cots ready for up tot he first 48 hours of a hurricane evacuee’s stay in Iowa. State officials say they won’t know until the planes take off from Texas tomorrow just how many people may be heading Iowa’s way, if there are any.
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