Frances Evacuees

Tropical Storm Frances 9/6/04
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September 6th 1:56 PM
Georgia Emergency Management Agency officials say Florida evacuees should NOT yet go back home.

That's because Florida officials have NOT said it's OK to do so.

Georgia officials are asking evacuees to be patient and wait for the green light to go home. Evacuees also have called GEMA asking if it is OK to return home.

GEMA spokesman Buzz Weiss said today state officials are seeing Interstate 95 southbound nearly full with traffic headed back to Florida.

An estimated 350-thousand to a half-million (m) people left their homes in Florida for shelter in Georgia.

Weiss says that even emergency recovery teams and the American Red Cross have NOT been given permission to enter Florida yet.