Mega-shelter to open in Austin for Harvey evacuees

Mega-shelter to open in Austin for Harvey evacuees

Dallas opened a mega-shelter at its downtown convention center Tuesday, as the city gears up to help thousands left homeless by Tropical Storm Harvey.

The need for shelter assistance "crested" in Houston as Harvey moved away from the city Wednesday morning and some waters began to recede, Eichenbaum said.

AUSTIN - Eleven young girls sat on the ground and held out their hands as Martha Rosales, 18 from Houston, painted their nails with silver, red and purple nail polish while listening to Taylor Swift music and snacking on Sour Patch Kids. The center still needs cots, blankets and towels, but McCasland discouraged people from donating large amounts of clothing, unless they were in larger sizes.

Lamacchia says people at the shelter are in good spirits and are thankful to be safe, dry and together with their families.

"I've seen a lot of people talking to themselves and people coming in with injuries".

The American Red Cross expects 1,500 people to pack into the shelter - which was filled with cots and medical supplies - with many likely to be stuck there for days.

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King Salman and President Trump also discussed Hurricane Harvey, which has ravaged Texas this week. Several other countries followed the "Arab four" and reduced their diplomatic relations with Doha.

Abbott said the Toyota Center - located just one block from the George R. Brown Convention Center - and the NRG Center, also known as the Astrodome, were given the go-ahead to take in evacuees.

Some 9,000 people were at the almost 2-million-square-foot Houston convention center early Tuesday, and local officials began searching for two additional sites as more headed to the city. City officials plan to have it ready by Tuesday morning. "The sun's about to come out", she said.

"For others who are in Dallas because you've been impacted by Harvey, please know you're welcome to visit the Zoo on us", the post said.

Once conditions at the school deteriorated, Hanna said a convoy of 14 school buses brought people and their pets to the convention center. Officials urged residents to stay put if flood waters were not immediately threatening homes, and told people in secure houses to take in endangered neighbours. She has since helped serve dinner and lunch and clean up the center after meals.

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey has slightly increased in strength as it went back to warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. "This isn't going to happen fast".

Beyonce said she's praying "for the rescuers who have been so fearless and determined".

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"If we get our staff to be friendly and open and welcoming, hopefully that will create a culture with the folks who are staying in the shelter to do the same thing", Brady said.

Denise Christopherson, who retired to Port Aransas four years ago and evacuated the island town near Corpus Christi on Thursday, said the last few days have been "surreal".

"At no point have we closed the doors here". Fort Bend County upgraded their evacuation status in some low-lying areas from voluntary to mandatory Sunday. This gallery of photos shows the efforts in rescuing those impacted animals in southeastern Texas, finding safety in shelters and remaining close to their owners.

He would have ridden out the storm if it wasn't for his daughter, 11-year-old Samantha wearing a black pullover sweater with the word "fearless" on the front.

"I've lost everything", she added.

Alejandra Matos covers politics and immigration.

State Emergency Management Division Monitoring Tropical Storm System
A tropical storm warning is now in effect from north of Surf City to Duck, North Carolina, Albermarle Sound and Pamlico Sound. Emergency Management Division is closely monitoring a tropical storm system that could affect part of the state's coastline.

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