August 29, 2017
The first military plane transporting evacuees from Galveston County, Texas, arrived in Dallas Monday afternoon, as rescue teams continued to rush to help thousands of people in Houston who were devastated by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
About 70 people and about a dozen pets were flown in on military C-130 planes and were taken to a shelter in Irving, Texas, after getting a medical evaluation.
The first plane arrived around 6.20pm and at least six others are expected to make the same trip.
The Lively Point Youth Center in Irving, Texas, has now become a shelter for Harvey evacuees as more are airlifted by Texas Air National Guard.
The space has capacity for about 200 evacuees and the shelter will be run by the Red Cross and City of Irving employees, Fox 4 reported. The city’s emergency management coordinator said they are planning for the shelters to run ‘long term’.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:50 am