More Than 16,000 Evacuees Now Housed in Texas Shelters

See a complete list of shelters above -- click to see the shelter name and the number of evacuees staying at each one (as of Sept. 5).

According to information provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Division of Emergency Management, more than 16,000 evacuees were taking refuge at shelters across the state as of Sept. 7. That number is half of what it was at a peak of more than 32,000 in the immediate days after the storm.

The state list is updated at least once per day and includes hundreds of shelters from Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas and areas in between.

Dallas, which has prepared a mega shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, is housing about 3,200 evacuees as of Sept. 7. The facility has the capacity for about 5,000.

Shelters at three Dallas-area recreation centers will be closed and the evacuees will be moved to the Mega Shelter.

As of Sept. 7 the shelter map is no longer being updated. The TDEM is now only reporting numbers by county and not per shelter.

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