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Aug 5, 2013 8:31 AM by Kristen Holloway

Red Cross Working with Families After Lawtell Train Accident

This morning The American Red Cross is working with families after the tragic train accident in Lawtell Sunday night.

As of right now, more than 100 homes have been evacuated and an estimated 250 people displaced because of the Lawtell train derailment.

It happened just off highway 1-90 around 3:30 Sunday afternoon.
Officials say 26 of the 76 cars overturned and some carrying flammable materials.
Evacuees can expect to be out their homes for several days along with both directions of hwy 190 at Frank Road being closed.

People can receive more information at the Delta Grand Theater.
It's a Red Cross staging area, not open as a shelter.
People can also contact Union Pacific on their claims hotline 877-877-2567.


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