Cramped Quarters At Houston Convention Center

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"One of the things I'm pleased about here at this center and working with our hospital facilities is we got mental health workers as well", Rawlings said. There are long lines for food.

The people that are staying here that had to evacuate their homes that I have talked with, they say they feel relatively comfortable.

I'm just hearing this is the worst storm people have seen in a while.

"We don't know how large it will grow, but we are prepared to provide all of the accommodation that is needed", Abbott told CBS News' Elaine Quijano. Dallas officials said the state of Texas will pay the cost associated with accepting the evacuees.

Back in Houston, Eichenbaum said that while the number of people seeking shelter has peaked, that does't mean the city is out of the woods. "It was sad seeing all those kids".

She now tells us that the Convention Center is running out of cots.

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She intermittently left her shelter to peer around a street corner at cars coming around the corner. "I can't find my two dogs. Some sunshine. I'm exhausted of the darkness", Rideaux said. At least 10 buses pulled up just before midnight.

"Everybody on the school bus with me, they done gone home. The sun's about to come out", she said.

Motiva Enterprises has closed its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas - the biggest in the nation - because of floodwaters that are inundating the area east of Houston near the Louisiana border. Roads in the area are "in pretty good shape", he said.

The Dallas Zoo has taken in more than 700 evacuees from the Houston area in the wake of flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, according to a Facebook post on Tuesday.

But the slow-moving devastation from the storm is still playing out in northwest Houston near two reservoirs that catch water in the upper watershed of Houston's Buffalo Bayou, which flows through downtown to the Houston Ship Channel.

Jefferson County sheriff's deputy Marcus McLellan said Wednesday that the Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur was inundated overnight due to overwhelming rainfall and a nearby overflowing canal. She doesn't know what's happened to her's. This is a slow rise. "And obviously we're expecting a huge influx of people". "All the water", she says, smiling. The message said, "GET OUT NOW!"

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We see this on display as Harvey causes severe flooding in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. But I have also talked to a man who hasn't spoken to his parents for four days. Hundreds of thousands of people are now under evacuation orders. We're not sure where that number is going right now because people - some people are still actually being rescued who have been cut off. Journey likes school, and she was excited to start sixth grade on Monday.

An 18-year-old mother from northeast Houston at the shelter told ABC News she was rescued by helicopter with her child and three of her nephews.

SHAPIRO: You also said some people are starting to return home.

"She's the only reason I'm here".

And the Red Cross said today that they do need wheelchairs at the Convention Center.

I talked to someone who had come to sign up to be a volunteer, but they turned her away.

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"That place is so sweet and it's such a little village", Christopherson said.


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