HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As a flooding emergency has hit across the Houston area, many people have found themselves trapped by floodwaters with nowhere to go.
Authorities are encouraging residents to shelter in place and stay off the roadways. For those who are already trapped out of their homes, Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Freeway has opened their doors as a makeshift shelter.
Owner Jim McIngvale, well-known as Mattress Mack
, has a history of service to the community. Gallery Furniture housed Hurricane Harvey victims for several days during the historic flood event.
Lakewood Church on the Southwest Freeway has also opened their doors for anyone in need of emergency shelter.
The following shelter locations are open:Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Freeway Lakewood Church at 3700 SW Freeway Humble First Assembly of God Church, located at 1915 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass, Humble, TX 77338 St. Timothy Lutheran Church, located at 14225 Hargrave Rd, Houston, TX 77070 Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Parish, 26777 Glen Loch DrSheldon Elementary School, 17203 Hall Shepherd Rd St James Catholic Church, 22800 Aldine Westfield Rd Humble First Assembly of God, located at 1915 FM 1960 Bypass Yankton Sr. Citizen Center, 900 Whiting Drive, Yankton MCTX East Montgomery County Senior Center, 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney White Park Community Building, 225 White Park Drive, Anahuac First Baptist Church Hamshire, 25403 TX-124, Hamshire Orange County Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442, Orange Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont Grace Community Baptist Church, 22044 Burrell-Wingate Road, Beaumont YYAFA, 170 HWY 418, Silsbee Saint Simon's and Saint Jude's Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Road, Spring Calvary Baptist Church, 816 North Blair Avenue, Cleveland Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488, MagnoliaMORE: Mattress Mack hosts gathering to reunite with Hurricane Harvey victims who used Gallery Furniture as shelter