RV Park Opens to Hurricane Evacuees
With weather predictions showing the path of hurricane Gustav to make landfall on the coast of south Louisiana, the town council and mayor of Oak Grove, La., have announced they will again open the Oak Grove City Park’s RV parking to residents fleeing the storm, according to the Associated Press.
The 40 lots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and include water and electricity along with use of the American Legion hall as a place of safe shelter if weather conditions call for it in north Louisiana.
This is the third time the RV park has been open to evacuees from hurricanes. The city opened the lots to residents fleeing from Katrina and Rita in 2005.
Oak Grove is located in the northeast corner of the state, some 300 miles north of New Orleans.