Harvey evacuees find refuge at Daingerfield State Park

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Evacuees from Beaumont have found refuge at Daingerfield State Park. Michelle Puckett, along with her boyfriend Troy Walker, left Beaumont on Aug. 25, prior to Hurricane Harvey making landfall. The pair, along with Puckett’s two children, Andrea and Lucas, headed towards family in Texarkana.

“We went to Texarkana,” said Puckett, “because my mother lives there, but it was too crowded.” After hearing that Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas State Parks would be available to house refugees free of charge, the Pucketts and Walker headed for the nearest to them that was still available, which happened to be Daingerfield State Park.

“I have traveled all over the country,” said Walker, “and this is the most beautiful state park I have seen.”

As of press time, Puckett had no idea when they might be able to return home.

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