Friday, September 02, 2005

you can't be serious

even i'm struck barkless about this one from the miami herald:

Hotels to evacuees: Go before big game

Many Tallahassee hotels have told hurricane evacuees they'll have to move by the day of the FSU-Miami football game so that fan bookings can be honored.


TALLAHASSEE - Hundreds of Katrina evacuees who fled to Tallahassee seeking refuge from the storm have been politely told by their hotels and motels to leave this weekend to make room for a football game: FSU vs. Miami. Hotel space is traditionally scarce any time the Florida State Seminoles take on the University of Miami Hurricanes, one of the choicest tickets on the college football schedule. But with hotels packed with families from Louisiana and Mississippi, and room space booked for Monday's game for months, hotel operators say they are trying to accommodate the evacuees but have no choice but to nudge them out. ''We have to let them know what's going on in town and they're going to have to leave,'' said Angie Rayman, manager at the Howard Johnson. ``Many of them are trying to get closer to home anyway.''


Blogger Deepak Morris said...

I have friends in the USA who have heard of this behaviour and are appalled by it. They have vowed to personally let those hotels know that they have lost their business and the business of their friends forever.

Is there some way to obtain a list of these hotels?


2:16 PM  
Blogger wally said...

hi deepak,

i just blogged above that it may be the fault of the florida legal code rather than particular hoteliers.

woof, wally.

3:03 PM  

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