As another week passes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some of the people who were driven from their homes by the storm are being moved from the large George R. Brown Convention Center to other shelters.
Over the weekend, the American Red Cross said they relocated 250 people to the Chinese Community Center on Town Park Drive even though the shelter expected to take in only 200. The extra people were moved or were in the process of moving to other shelters, including the Houston Community College warehouse on Fannin.
Spencer Pollock, a spokesman for the American Red Cross, said the nonprofit organization is doing its best to keep people safe and comfortable and get them on the road to recovery.
The Red Cross could not give a timeline of how long the evacuees will be at the Chinese Community Center.
Brian Davis and his family members are some of the evacuees at the Chinese Community Center. In a set of unfortunate situations, Davis said he evacuated with his family from Missouri City and relocated to Sienna Plantation, where it was struck by a tornado.
Weathering the twister, Davis said his family then were told to evacuate once more when the nearby Addicks and Barker reservoirs opened.
“My family is all over, but it’s going to be alright,” Davis said.
Davis stayed at the George R. Brown for two weeks.
Describing his new shelter, Davis said its gym had almost 300 people and box fans were set up with no room for beds.
Given the situation, Davis said Red Cross volunteers have been amazing.