NC Katrina Aid

Governor Easley says other states have come to the aid of North Carolina after hurricanes have struck, and he says it's time to return the favor for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Easley's comments came this afternoon on the first day that
hundreds of evacuees were flown to their new and temporary homes in North Carolina.

Residents of New Orleans who were forced out of their homes were flown out of the beleaguered city and brought to both Raleigh and Charlotte.

In Raleigh, hurricane victims were brought to a former Nortel training center on the west side of town after reaching the city on Labor Day. Easley says evacuees who were flown to Charlotte were housed at the Charlotte Coliseum.