Hurricane Harvey

Houston Evacuees Gather In George R Brown Convention Center

Thousands of people are flocking to shelters across the region, including the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

At the George R Brown convention center, evacuees from flooded parts of Houston say they’re grateful to have dry blankets and food. Michael Thompson arrived late Monday. He got stranded at a gas station on the Northside when the flooding started Saturday, then was huddled up with dozens of others at a warehouse.

Thompson says when the bus arrived to the convention center, he couldn’t believe it

Another Houstonian flocking to the shelter is Star’nita McKelvey. Star’nita is thirteen years old and evacuated the Fifth Ward with seven other relatives.

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Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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