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Schwarzenegger Says California Taking In 1,000 Katrina Refugees

Sacramento, CA — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that California will take in one thousand Gulf Coast refugees from Hurricane Katrina, and the majority will be housed in San Diego.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency had asked officials in the nation´s most populous state over the weekend to help a thousand Lousiana and Mississippi residents left homeless by the storm and state officials told their FEMA counterparts this morning that they would find a home for them.

The governor said 600 refugees will be temporarily housed in San Diego, where officials were preparing a shelter in the San Diego State University gymnasium.

In San Francisco, volunteers were preparing a vast emergency shelter underneath a San Francisco cathedral that will temporarily house at least 300 refugees. The 100 that remain will live in San Jose.