AUSTIN (KXAN) — Shelters for those fleeing Hurricane Harvey are opening in Central Texas. Here is a list of the ones that are currently operational:
Austin – Travis County
They are meant to serve evacuees from outside the Central Texas region at this time, but organizers say they will reevaluate if local evacuations become necessary.
- Delco Center at 4601 Pecan Brook Dr.
- LBJ High School at 7309 Lazy Creek Dr.
- Toney Burger Activity Center at 3200 Jones
- Medical shelter at UT (Pickle Research)
- Standby locations at Lanier High at 1201 Payton Gin Rd. Reagan High School at 7104 Berkman Dr.
The city of Austin reports the Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan is now active. Additional shelters will open as needed. The network is not currently accepting donations.
- The Smithville Recreation Center, located at 106 Gazley St. in Smithville, open for residents who wish to voluntarily evacuate, especially from areas that have been historically prone to flooding. This shelter is for residents of Bastrop County only.
- Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 302 W. 11th St.
- Luling Civic Center – 333 E Austin St, Luling, TX 78648
- New Braunfels 9th Grade Center – 658 S. Guenther, New Braunfels
- Churchill Middle School – 1275 N Business 35, New Braunfels
- Second Baptist Church Of La Grange, 1010 Von Minden, La Grange
- An emergency shelter will open at the Lee County Youth Center at 8 a.m. Sunday. Lee County Emergency Management is encouraging residents who live in floodplain areas that have flooded in recent flood events to evacuate and seek higher shelter elsewhere.