BEAUMONT, Texas — Many Southeast Texas officials issued mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Laura.
Laura made landfall as a powerful category 4 storm in the early morning hours on Thursday, August 27. Shelters in Texas and Louisiana are available for evacuees, but many are limiting the number of people that can stay due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Here’s a list of shelters in the upper regions of Texas that aren’t expected to be impacted from the storm. This is not an exhaustive list of open shelters.
San Antonio Shelter
Circuit of the Americas
Dallas/Fort Worth Shelter
Mesquite Reception Center
Ellis County/Northern Texas Shelter
Knights of Columbus Hall
Forge For Families | 3435 Dixie Drive, Houston
Nacogdoches Expo and Civic Center | Nacogdoches
Austin Convention Center | Austin
Cannan Baptist Church | Leesville, LA
Vernon Parish Fairgrounds | Leesville, LA
First Pentecostal Church | DeRidder, LA