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Imelda’s Aftermath: Flooded Homes, Shelters, Recovery Resources, And More

Greater Houston is slowly recovering after several days of extreme weather that caused flooding, school closures, gridlocked traffic and at least two deaths.

Jesus Escavado takes down a tent as heavy rains from Tropical Depression Imelda flood the streets in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

Greater Houston is slowly recovering after several days of extreme weather that caused flooding, school closures, gridlocked traffic and at least two deaths.

There are multiple shelters open in the area and local governments are highlighting resources to report home damage and get recovery assistance. Most freeways have reopened, except for sections of East Interstate 10. And Houston’s two major airports, Bush Intercontinental and Hobby, are back in operation.

This is the list of high water locations Houston Transtar was reporting at 1:19 p.m.

Greater Houston shelters:

Baytown: House of Mercy, 1126 Cypress St., Baytown, TX, 77520

Cleveland: Calvary Baptist Church, 816 N Blair Ave., Cleveland, TX, 77327

Crosby: United Methodist Church, 1334 Runneburg Rd., Crosby, TX, 77532

Houston: New Light Christian Center – East, 7313 East Houston Rd., Houston, TX, 77028

Houston: St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Rd., Houston, TX, 77070

Kingwood: Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX, 77339

Magnolia: Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX, 77354

New Caney: East Montgomery County Senior Center, 21679 McCleskey Rd., New Caney, TX, 77357

The Woodlands: Saint Simon’s and Saint Jude’s Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Dr., The Woodlands, TX, 77381

Schools:

Aldine ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20

Conroe ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20. and are scheduled to reopen on Monday, Sept. 23, except for Caney Creek High School, which is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Galena Park ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20.

Houston ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20 and are scheduled to reopen on Monday, Sept. 23.

Humble ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20 and are scheduled to reopen on Monday, Sept. 23.

New Caney ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20.

Spring ISD: All schools are closed on Friday, Sept. 20.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo addressing reporters on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Home damage:

To report a flooded or damaged home to Harris County, fill out this form or call the Harris County Engineering Department – Permits Office at 713-274-3880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recovery resources:

Contact the 211 Texas/United Way Helpline by dialing 211 or 877-541-7905. You can also search the database of resources at www.211texas.org

Airports:

Bush Intercontinental Airport reopened as of 4 a.m. Friday.

Hobby is open and operating as normal.

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