Sleeping In Cars, Walking Through Water, Texans Braved Harvey To Find Shelter

Sleeping In Cars, Walking Through Water, Texans Braved Harvey To Find Shelter

A weather station southeast of Houston at Mary's Creek at Winding Road, reported 49.32 inches (125.27 centimeters) of rain as of Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine. They ended up at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Four Walmart stores in the Dallas area will fulfill orders placed through the pop-up pharmacy and deliver the items to the convention center. "Our job is to be ready when and if we need individuals to come to the Dallas area to reboot their lives and get back on their feet".

When Ricky Harris realized the storm had brought disaster, he drove toward his 91-year-old grandmother Clara's house northeast of downtown, parked at the edge of the flooded street, and walked for 45 minutes through knee-high water find her. He's disabled and he can not walk. "I had to set him on my kitchen table".

At the height of the state's still-unfolding crisis, more than 10,000 people flocked to this building in downtown Houston.

Joyce Dugar lived in the Lakewood neighborhood which was equally hard hit.

Stubborn and in frail health, the two men had made a decision to anchor down with dogs and each other in their coastal Texas town of Aransas Pass.

There is a big police presence to keep the peace but the center appears to be running smoothly, without chaos.

GREENE: Toni Valero (ph) also wants to leave the convention center, but she doesn't know where else she would go.

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"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. Some came by City of Houston dump trucks, some by military vehicles that could travel through very high water.

In Austin, where a 2,500-person shelter in the convention center was being set up, the city was still preparing to take people in, a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

"My mom is very religious, so she tells us to have faith that everything is going to be okay", Rosales said. The center still needs cots, blankets and towels, but McCasland discouraged people from donating large amounts of clothing, unless they were in larger sizes. "And then we'll respond based on that".

Only seven months ago, the gleaming George R. Brown Convention Center hosted visitors from around the country for Super Bowl LI festivities.

I'm just hearing this is the worst storm people have seen in a while.

"Over these last few days, the residents of this great city have shown the true Heart of Houston, and demonstrated how resilient and caring a community can be under the most trying circumstances. People are dry and people are out of the floodwaters, and that's what we need to be doing immediately".

But on Monday, their concerns were often less about immediate safety and more about navigating the jarring, frenzied world of bright lights, meal lines and a noise level that rumbles throughout the sprawling centre.

Preston has high blood pressure and is recovering from knee surgery. "I'm cold and I " m wet, but I'm still here and I thank God for that".