Thursday, September 22, 2005
Special needs evacuation
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Special needs patients wait to be transported to a military aircraft at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport in Port Arthur on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005. A mandatory evacuation has been issued for Chambers, Jefferson and Orange counties.
(Above) Josephine Riles of Beaumont moves herself from one part of the airport to another in Port Arthur.
(Left) Lilliam Sam of Beaumont moves herself across the airport.
(Above) Special needs patients wait on a military transport at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport.
(Below) A military transport plane arrives in Port Arthur to evacuate special needs patients.
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