The Convention Center is fully functional and the convention campus, Avenida Houston, sustained no damage.
96-year-old Lena Pogue and her dog, Lucky, were rescued by police and volunteers from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Kingwood, Texas.
"My brother in law had an air mattress and he was trying to get us out and he told us to get the baby on that", Edgar explained".
Hotel prices, she said, were too steep, and her vehicle had been swallowed up by the floodwaters.
Shivering cold and soaking wet, Maria Davila collapsed on the floor of a downtown Houston shelter beside her two grandchildren on Sunday, exhausted after fighting through swirling floodwaters as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the city. He was found in more than a foot of debris on Monday. "But many of them literally ran for their lives", said Michele Maki with Red Cross. The facility has been turned into a mini-city to house and care for what is expected to be 5,000 evacuees who are being bused and flown into Dallas from the regions devastated by the storm. Volunteers checked people in. County housing authority employees scoured the building and other shelters Thursday in the hopes of finding public housing tenants, who are among the city's most vulnerable residents and who scattered during the storm's early chaos.
"This is so big we can only compare it with Katrina, and it's heads and tails above Katrina", said Holly Brundage, 64, a disaster mental health worker with the Red Cross who also aided with Katrina evacuation in MS, referring to the large number of displaced from Harvey and what she considers a far more organized response.
Area churches and aid organizations donated clothing, bedding and food for evacuees.
Houston strained under the arrival of tens of thousands of people fleeing submerged homes and flooded roads on Wednesday and faced an outbreak of looting and armed robberies that forced a midnight curfew. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers.
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There should be a sharp cut-off along, and to the northwest, of the I-95 corridor, making this a southeast New Jersey special. LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Rain and storm chances drop off considerably and only isolated to widely scattered activity is possible.
Some smaller shelters grew overcrowded and undersupplied because so many people had to be rescued. Lakewood Church, the Houston megachurch that holds televised services in a former basketball arena, announced on Tuesday it would take in up to 300 people.
"It's just a lot more comfortable and effective than putting up cots in a school gymnasium", said Joe Stinebaker, communications director for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.
If you need information on shelters, the city says to call 3-1-1.
"What we're going to start looking at it towards the end of the day". Evacuees may also take showers in shower trailers parked near the convention center, Rubinson said. On the previous night, she had stepped outside for a cigarette only to find a man vomiting next to her. Parts of the center reeked of urine and amid the throngs of families at the center and gathered outside were also mentally ill and homeless people.
"I can't even feel anything", she said. From there, they'll begin to figure out what to do next. Officials fear that the number of fatalities will climb sharply in coming days as neighbors, emergency workers and family members search for the missing - and discover the bodies of people trapped in waterlogged homes or encased in underwater graves inside cars. Most of their belongings were ruined. I had to bathe my children on the sink to get, you know, cleaned up because I wasn't going to allow my kids just to sleep like that.
HOUSTON-Amid a sea of cots, sleeping bags and storm-weary evacuees, Joseph Shives, Alyssa King and their 11-month old daughter Aspen sat on a single air mattress, peering around Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center in bewilderment. "To think that you can not do anything for them, it's hard", Sandoval said while fighting back tears. Moore, who is a carpenter, hopes a friend will pump most of the water out.
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