Hope, Tragedy And Reunion: Stories From Inside Houston's Convention Center

Dallas Convention Center Slated To Be Converted Into Mega Shelter

Friday's forecast called for mostly sunny skies with a high near 94. Zoo officials say more than 1,200 South Texas evacuees showed up on Wednesday.

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.

Numerous facilities in Houston's Theatre District have sustained damage.

All day long Tuesday people streamed past loading docks and empty trucks at the back of the convention center, hauling bulging bags of donations into the cavernous exhibition rooms turned into dormitories.

One of the worries, said Schlegelmilch, is that numerous severely flooded neighborhoods weren't in evacuation areas.

"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.

In an apparent response to scattered reports of looting, the mayor also imposed a curfew. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said late Tuesday individuals impersonating police officers knocked on doors in at least two parts of the city telling residents to evacuate their homes.

The zoo is also offering free admission to visitors impacted by Harvey through September 4.

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During the flooding, she thought she and her little boy were going to die, she said, and she's still afraid for her family.

The Houston Chronicle has reported that the 34-year veteran of the force was heading to work Sunday when he became trapped in high water on Interstate 45 in north Harris County and then couldn't get himself out of his vehicle.

Six members of a family were feared dead after their van sank into Greens Bayou in East Houston.

Beyonce says she's working with her charity to assist those in her hometown affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. And officials acknowledge that fatalities from Harvey could soar once the floodwaters start to recede from one of America's most sprawling metropolitan centers. But the releases were not enough to relieve the pressure after the relentless downpours, Army Corps of Engineers officials said. Both reservoirs are at record highs.

It's been days since the waters began rising in Houston, and people are still being rescued from flooded homes.

Houston emergency officials could not confirm the deaths. "Texas has never seen an event like this". "So I just wanted to come and try to help if I could", she says. But he planned to return to the region Saturday to meet with some of the victims, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

96-year-old Lena Pogue and her dog, Lucky, were rescued by police and volunteers from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Kingwood, Texas. A weather station southeast of Houston reported 49.32 inches (1.25 meters) of rain.

Harvey made landfall four days ago as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S.in 13 years. The Houston metro area covers about 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers), an area slightly bigger than New Jersey.

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