NNY Native At Center Of Helping Harvey Victims

Dallas Shelters Hold Services on National Day of Prayer

"They have large spiders".

After spending three nights under the same roof, those living inside of the George R. Brown Convention Center were relieved to hear the mayor made a decision to spread evacuees throughout the building.

At the convention center, there's a lot to be done as donations come pouring in. By 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, just 277 people had checked into the center.

"Everyone is just waiting", Alaa Ali, a volunteer with the Islamic Relief Fund, said.

"If all of [the evacuees] showed up right now, we'd have the resources there to handle it", said Krystal Smith, regional digital communications specialist for the Red Cross in Dallas.

"We are not turning anyone away", he said.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Storey issued an apology on Monday writing that he “never meant to wish ill will upon any group.”
The Tampa Bay Times reports Storey issued an apology on Monday writing that he “never meant to wish ill will upon any group.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that about 32,000 people are in shelters across the state.

The city has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more supplies, including cots and food, for additional 10,000 people, which he hopes to get no later than Wednesday.

That's where nearly 9,000 people are taking shelter from tropical storm Harvey. And the Texas Department of Public Safety told BuzzFeed News that while there are buses on standby in surrounding cities, none have been deployed because Houston authorities have not requested them.

In Dallas, interfaith services will be held at all three shelters on Sunday for people staying there.

According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Rockets have opened up the Toyota Center as a shelter for those affected by the flood.

The release of the water means that more homes and streets will flood, and some homes will be inundated for up to a month, said Jeff Lindner of the Harris County Flood Control District.

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