More PODs planned around Texas

September 15, 2008 3:44:20 PM PDT
More Hurricane Ike relief is on the way for evacuees as Texas officials plan to increase the number of distribution centers for food, ice and water. HURRICANE IKE: Watch live | Breaking news on Ike | Roadway incidents | Interactive tracking | Viewer photos of Ike | Doppler radar | During the storm | After the storm | Hurricane guide

Gov. Rick Perry told an Austin news conference late Monday that you can never get all the supplies that you need on time to the places they need to be when an event like this happens.

Officials said that by the end of the day Tuesday they plan to have 60 points of distribution, or PODs, set up for the delivery of food, water and ice.

Perry reiterated his call to evacuees to remain where they are, saying authorities are still conducting search and rescue operations and don't need the additional strain of returning residents.

At least 37,000 evacuees were housed in public shelters Monday, more than two days after Hurricane Ike roared into Texas at Galveston.

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