There has been a heavy influx of men, women, children and many infants seeking a dry place to stay after rising water forced them from their homes or left them stranded on Houston roadways.
Lloyd Ziel with the Red Cross told Eyewitness News they have already received more than 9,000 evacuees, and the flow of people through their doors has not stopped. Meanwhile, officials say at no point has the city been out of shelter space.
"We are still in process as an organization in mobilizing thousands of volunteers to bring down here," said the deputy director of the Red Cross. "It's tough to move resources but we are constantly working with our suppliers and volunteers to help the residents of Texas."
The Red Cross said no one will be turned away, so don't let this news keep you from heading downtown.
Another shelter is expected to open Tuesday afternoon close to the GRB Convention Center.
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Officials said volunteers are needed. If you feel compelled to help, you will be put to work if you show up.
Tom McCasland, head of operations, said certified nurses and social workers are especially needed to report to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Towels, clothing for adults and children, socks, pillows, blankets, even yoga mats are being requested as donations to help these people in need of comfort. Additionally, organizers are setting up a children's area and could use donations to help with that. All donations can be delivered to the loading dock.
On Monday, rumors swelled that officers were checking the immigration status of those arriving at the convention center.
The City of Houston denied the rumor in a tweet,:
We will not ask for immigration status or papers from anyone at any shelter. This rumor is FALSE!— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) August 29, 2017
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ATTN! GEORGE R. BROWN NEEDS CERTIFIED NURSES & SOCIAL WORKERS. If you can safely get there, please go. Find Tom McCasland head of operations— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) August 29, 2017
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