Posted on: August 27, 2017

Update: Hurricane Harvey regional resources, travel and shelters


Williamson County and local public safety officials continue to work together for the public’s safety in wake of the high winds and continued rains from Hurricane Harvey. The public is advised to call 9-1-1 in case of serious emergencies.


Regional updates as of Sunday, August 27 include:

  • For families or friends from the coast staying in the Taylor area, please avoid travel back to your homes in Houston or Victoria areas, as there is no gasoline available there for civilians, per public safety officials. If you are unable to continue to stay with family or friends, evacuees should contact 512-974-2000 to make arrangements to stay in the official shelters in Central Texas. Official shelters have been inspected by fire officials, capacities determined, and have police or fire staff on duty around the clock.
  • For those evacuees from the coastal areas needing shelter, view a list of official shelters working with the American Red Cross at www.redcrosscstr.wordpress.com The list will be updated by ARC as shelters are added.
  • If needing to track down people from the coastal cities, view www.safeandwell.org
  • The Red Cross of Central Texas has not authorized people to take donations of items, such as food or clothing. Doing so can create another type of disaster to coordinate, store and distribute items. The Red Cross asks only for cash donations.
  • While area roads are safe to drive at this time, for road conditions in the state, view www.drivetexas.org or www.ATXfloods.com

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