AUSTIN – As city officials prepare for Hurricane Harvey to make landfall, the city has opened its first shelters for evacuees from the storm, according to the Travis County Emergency Operations Center.
People who evacuate due to the storm can go to the following locations in Austin for shelter:
Delco Center at 4601 Pecan Brook Drive LBJ/LASA High School at 7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Additional shelters will open as needed. Follow the City of Austin’s Twitter account for updates.
The City of San Marcos will open the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins at 11:30 p.m. Saturday as a shelter for San Marcos residents who want to voluntarily leave flood-prone areas.
The Smithville Recreation Center, located at 106 Gazley St. in Smithville, opened Friday evening for Bastrop County residents who wish to voluntarily evacuate, especially from areas that have been historically prone to flooding. Small household pets will be accepted. There are limited cages, so please bring a cage if you have one for your pet.
As active shelter information and weather change, the city will rely on the following phone numbers to communicate the most recent information: 311 or 512-974-200 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies.
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