Buses to carry evacuees to Dallas shelter

Dallas Convention Center

The city of Dallas, Texas has opened six shelters for victims of Hurricane Harvey, including its downtown convention center where preparations are underway to house as many as 5,000 evacuees.

Walmart or Sam's Club pharmacy accounts are not required.

Abbott said the accommodations were not open right away because he "would assume" the need wasn't anticipated, as the storm grew faster than expected.

A dog looks out from a crate as a family is evacuated by boat from their apartment, surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Kingwood, Texas. "We're prepared for a few weeks or so". "They've been so merciful to us".

Tommie Allen and Walnut Hill centers opened earlier in the week and the Samuell Grand Recreation Center opened on Sunday afternoon.

Already 14 spots in Houston have recorded more than 40 inches (102 centimeters) of rain and 36 different locations in Houston have recorded more than 3 feet (90 centimeters) of rain. In Brazoria County south of Houston, a levee broke on Tuesday morning, and the county's chief administrator urged residents to "get out now". Officials estimated that Harvey will force 30,000 Texans into them.

Organizers with the Red Cross estimate the convention center can accommodate roughly 5,000 people. Officials defended a decision not to call for a mass evacuation because of the dangers posed by such a move.

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The city of Houston says people should ask anyone knocking on their doors for official badges and credentials with their name and organization.

"There's a large number of them that were all rescued from helicopter, by a basket and rope and they are literally dropped off by a helicopter at the George R. Brown Convention Center", she said, "so they come in soaking, they come in cold, they are literally only with the clothes on their back".

The San Jacinto River, which empties into the channel, has pipelines and roads and bridges not designed for the current deluge, Linder said, and the chance of infrastructure failures will increase the "longer we keep the water in place". "Everybody left but me; I didn't know where to go". Dulcie Alexander, 44, was trapped along with several other drivers by heavy water on a highway Saturday night. On Sunday morning they made their way to a fire station, and were ferried to the convention center.

Evacuees are pulled from flooded homes in Northeast Houston on Monday.

The people that are staying here that had to evacuate their homes that I have talked with, they say they feel relatively comfortable.

MILES O'BRIEN: Give us your impressions of what is going on there.

"It's the first time that I've lost everything", said Ms Kapua Kauo, 41, a home health care worker, inside the Houston convention centre that, before the disaster, had planned to host a gun show and a contemporary art fair in the months ahead. 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.

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