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Finding a new home not easy for some at Camp Gruber

BRAGGS, Okla. (AP) _ It's been three weeks since a remote Oklahoma National Guard training camp became a shelter for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

About 15-hundred evacuees called Camp Gruber home after Katrina struck last month. Since then the camp's size has dropped to less than 250.

For a time, more than 50 people a day were checking out of Camp Gruber, leaving some dormitories empty in the northeastern Oklahoma post. Eventually, everyone who can leave on their own will already have left.

But Doctor Timothy Cathey, the camp's medical director, says a growing proportion of evacuees don't have any choice but to stay at Camp Gruber a while longer.

Cathey says some are going to need assisted living. Others are going to need long-term care.
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