San Antonio Preparing for Thousands of Evacuees as Houston Area Empties

San Antonio has dodged the wrath of Harvey, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg says the city is now opening its arms to potentially thousands of evacuees who may head this way from devastated southwest Texas,News Radio 1200 WOAI reprots.

"There are still neighbors in need, and we will work hard to fulfull those needs," Nirenberg said.

More than 50,000 people were ordered to leave their homes this morning in Fort Bend County west of Houston, due to the flooded Brazos River is expected to crest at a record high.

"The outpouring of support from our residents to the evacuees in donations as well as their time and energy has been awe inspiring for all of us," Nirenberg said.

The evacuees will continue to be processed at a central location in Gembler Road, near the AT&T Center, and then assigned to shelters around the city.

All ten City Council district offices are being opened to receive donations of food, blankets, diapers, pet supplies, and new clothing for the evacuees.

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