List of shelters for evacuees, residents seeking shelter

Red Cross Shelter in Luling. (KXAN Photo)
Red Cross Shelter in Luling. (KXAN Photo)

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.

Bastrop County

  • 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.

Caldwell County

  • Luling Civic Center – 333 E Austin St, Luling, TX 78648

Comal County

  • New Braunfels 9th Grade Center – 658 S. Guenther, New Braunfels
  • Churchill Middle School – 1275 N Business 35, New Braunfels

Fayette County

  •  Second Baptist Church Of La Grange, 1010 Von Minden, La Grange

Lee County

  • 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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