LIST: Texas shelters open to evacuees ahead of Hurricane Laura

Tiara Walker holds her dog, Buece, as she waits with her family to board a bus to evacuate Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tiara Walker holds her dog, Buece, as she waits with her family to board a bus to evacuate Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – With Hurricane Laura making its way to the Gulf Coast, residents are heeding mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders from low-lying and coastal areas.

Several shelters have opened to accommodate evacuees. However, with the coronavirus pandemic, some shelters may restrict the number of evacuees due to social distancing.

Here’s a list of shelters opening across the state. (NOTE: This list will expand once we receive confirmation of additional shelters opening)

Houston-area shelters

Dunbar Gym

11303 Dunbar, Livingston

Forge for Families


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