While one family of Louisiana evacuees needed fuel after running out of gas on Interstate 40 coming to Oklahoma City, Murray County residents inquired about how they could get school supplies to evacuee children due to arrive at Falls Creek youth camp today.
Those are among the 515 telephone calls made during the weekend to the "Oklahoma Hurricane Helpline" of the state Department of Emergency Management.
Agency spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said many telephone calls made to the hotline since Saturday morning involved displaced Louisiana and Mississippi families and friends trying to locate other evacuees.
Other calls involved Oklahomans wanting information on how to donate items to the evacuees. However, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is urging those callers to instead donate money to their relief charity of choice, including the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.