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Now, they understand the facility is overwhelmed, but they're not feeling all that positive at the moment. They're safe in [Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center]. They did not have enough baby supplies Monday, she said, but have since received several donations that helped a lot. Across a vast region, they were huddled inside churches, senior centres and hotels. "The mayor is working hard on that", McCasland said. She was stressing the positive.

During the flooding, she thought she and her little boy were going to die, she said, and she's still afraid for her family.

"There's a large number of them that were all rescued from helicopter, by a basket and rope and they are literally dropped off by a helicopter at the George R. Brown Convention Center", she said, "so they come in soaking, they come in cold, they are literally only with the clothes on their back". "We're really grateful to be away and headed home to where we live, but there's a lot of people down there who aren't almost so lucky". I'm supposed to be the one she can look up to.

"It's real simple", Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said. By 4 am, it was waist high, so she and her husband William, like other Houston area residents that night, climbed into the attic. "I have no way of even getting a hold of them".

"The water is at the rooftop", said Jessica Craft, 25, who brought her three children and mother to the convention center on Sunday afternoon. "But it does mean we need to expand our capabilities and our capacity", Turner said. "We don't know how long we will be here".

Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey earlier said that Texas city expected about 200 evacuees from the Galveston area to stay at its Lively Pointe Recreational Center, which will be a temporary shelter as Dallas ramps up.

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"Living on the bayou there, this will be my third time dealing with catastrophic. floods, so I think it's time to move", she says, adding that leaving Houston is "not off the table".

Hotel prices, she said, were too steep, and her vehicle had been swallowed up by the floodwaters. "I'm waiting for my son to pick me up", she said.

Ken Sandy has been designated shelter manager by the Red Cross. There were doctors tending medical stations.

Despite the reassurances in Houston, other city officials said they would remain on standby and were prepared to take in large influxes of evacuees if needed.

Mr Wilkins, who worked in emergency management in New Jersey, said a sense of safety was vital to maintaining order in a stressful environment that could quickly turn turbulent. She took cat naps inside her sedan until police officers arrived with jumper cables the next day. We also talked to family members of folks who were trying to locate their loved ones in the Convention Center, where they hadn't been able to charge their phone for a few days, but they finally got service again and were relieved to find that they - their grandmother or their brother or sitter was actually here.

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