Houston convention center shelters surging number of storm victims and volunteers

Posted September 01, 2017

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.

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Fort Worth on Monday opened three emergency shelters at the request of the state.

On Tuesday afternoon, a 3-year-old girl was found alive in a rain-swollen canal, clinging to the body of her drowned mother in Beaumont, Texas. "Way better - we can take in the houses of people from other disaster areas, we should be treated the same way".

They slept on the floor that night, but got cots Tuesday.

The CH-47 Chinook helicopters are stationed in Grand Prairie, Texas, as part of a decades-long partnership between the Republic of Singapore Air Force and Texas National Guard.

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Erickson warns that some coastal rivers won't be able to drain rains effectively because Harvey's winds are pushing storm surge into coastal waters, aggravating flooding in places that have already received more than 20 inches of rain.

Brazoria County authorities posted a message on Twitter warning that the levee at Columbia Lakes south of Houston had been breached and telling people to "GET OUT NOW!" Hundreds of thousands of people are now under evacuation orders.

It's looking a lot like 2005 in downtown Dallas with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center packed with forklifts, cots, and blankets.

Port Aransas officials began to let residents return Tuesday, but the town has spotty cellphone service, major gas leaks and no working utilities. Area churches and aid organizations donated clothing, bedding and food for those forced to leave their home.

The City of Fort Worth says shelters are ready to receive evacuees once the state asks for assistance.

"I grabbed him, too, wanted to make sure everybody was safe", said Cesar Robles, who evacuated from the Houston area.

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More than 17,000 people have sought refuge in Texas shelters and that number seemed certain to increase, the American Red Cross said.

San Antonio has around 800 people in its shelters, but majority are from other storm-ravaged parts of Texas, not Houston, Woodward added.

"This is natural as you have individuals in shelters who are there because their houses are uninhabitable", he said. "I don't know how my family will recover from this". Dulcie Alexander, 44, was trapped along with several other drivers by heavy water on a highway Saturday night.

"Our doors remain open", he said, addressing concerns that the city was running out of space.

"Everyone is just waiting", Alaa Ali, a volunteer with the Islamic Relief Fund, said.

Students staying in the convention center, who want to attend school while they're in Dallas, will be transported to J.F. Kennedy Elementary School, A.W. Spence Middle School and North Dallas High School, according to the district. "We are going to have to take folks".

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed that police Sgt. Steve Perez has died after he became trapped in his patrol auto as he was driving to work.