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Shelter to open for Wyoming slide evacuees

Published On: Apr 12 2014 01:28:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 21 2014 05:16:39 PM CDT
Jackson issues evacuation order amid landslide concerns

Budge Drive and the surrounding area were evacuated Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. due to concerns that portions of the hill could slide.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -

The Red Cross will open a shelter for people evacuated from their homes in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson because of a slow-moving landslide.
About 60 people have been forced from their homes since Wednesday as a precaution.
Officials say the unstable hillside along a main artery outside the historic downtown area continues to shift, making it unsafe for residents of mostly apartments to return home.
The Red Cross has provided 18 displaced residents with hotel rooms until now. But the continuing uncertainty of when they can return home has led the agency to open a shelter, which will be ready Sunday evening.