Monday, September 05, 2005
We anticipate the need to install additional conected computers. We have 90 connected at the Dome. However, we are in the process of figuring out the needs in other relief center locations and will keep folks posted. One of the things we have learned is that we need to be both flexible and nimble in addressing the needs of the evacuees. Thanks for your understanding.
On another note, we have shared lessons learned with the folks running CTC at the GR Brown Convention Center. They should be up and running soon.
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