BEAUMONT, Texas — Hotels are gearing up for evacuees headed west, away from Tropical Storm Barry.

Already, some Louisiana residents have started to show up in Beaumont.

Heather O'Brien, from Gonzales, LA, is one of those spending the weekend across the border. 

O'Brien said "We're going to stay over here and kind of wait it out and see what happens."

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12News spoke with a few hotel managers Thursday afternoon and many said that they have rooms available this weekend.

Many are anticipating the arrival of more evacuees from Louisiana.

Melody Bryant, the store manager for Days Inn said "We've had several rooms get booked today and expect probably more."

Bryant tells 12News that the Days Inn, located on 11th Street in Beaumont, has more than 60 rooms available this weekend and will be ready to accommodate. 

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"We'll be fine to manage it," said Bryant. "I think we will be seeing quite a few people come from New Orleans or the Louisiana area to stay here in Beaumont."

O'Brien plans to spend the entire weekend in Texas, but will be keeping a close eye on the storm.

"My daughter's on her way now to be with me, but I still have another son over there," said O'Brien. "My parents live over there, my brother and everybody so we're just waiting to see."

The Holiday Inn on 11th Street in Beaumont is already sold out. 

They will be the temporary home to hundreds of Entergy workers, who will be arriving Friday night and be available to provide assistance in Louisiana.

O'Brien is pleased to know that she will be out of harm's way this weekend.

"I'm glad to be out of the threat of danger and I know my kids will be safe," said O'Brien. "At least two of them will be with me, so that's a big thing."