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TPWD News Release — Sept. 12, 2008

Ike Update From TPWD: Game Wardens Deployed, 32 State Parks Closed, Others Accept Evacuees

12:05 p.m. CDT — Update 3

Below is information sent by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Governor’s Press Office today. The governor’s office is coordinating official communication about Ike for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. The following information is provided as a service and convenience for TPWD’s audience. For complete information, see the Texas governor’s web site at http://governor.state.tx.us/, or news media may phone the press office at (512) 463-1826.

Regarding Texas State Parks, 32 parks are now closed due to Ike, as listed below. Other state parks are accepting people evacuating from areas hit by the storm. More than 1,000 Ike evacuees are now staying in state parks outside the storm’s expected path. Evacuees from storm-damaged areas may tent camp or stay in RVs or campers at no cost in Texas State Parks, and they may stay in cabins or screen shelters at discounted rates. The latest information is available through the Texas State Parks reservation center at (512) 389-8900 or on the TPWD Web site (www.tpwd.state.tx.us). The public can also phone individual state parks to see whether a park is closed or accepting evacuees.

Texas Game Wardens/TPWD Law Enforcement Division

Texas State Parks

Below is a listing of state parks that are CLOSED until further notice due to Ike.

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