Transcript for Houston's largest shelter has reached capacity
Good morning I'm Tommy Thomas reporting live from the convention center in downtown Houston wanna come to give you'll walk through what's happening here. This is where people being processed right here over there at those tables they come in they give their name in the Houston Police Department along with the Red Cross. Pictures they make sure they have everything they need and that from there they come into this aerial of the convention. Floral hall and this is where people are sleeping now it originally planned for 5000 people that's how many cots they have we've just learned they now have more than 9000. So some people behind me when I can zoom in here is when are you people are privacy. Some people are sleeping on the floor inside but it is safe it is warm. And more importantly touted a danger zone there is a very large. Police presence your from the Houston Police Department you can see them the black uniforms here they are maintaining the peace at ninth and making sure. People Stacy because there are a lot of people inside and there are different sections. Of of residents of Houston that are insiders a section of a people who were homeless are also sections for families and whatnot they are providing. Warm meals there there is an emergency room inside for anybody who needs medical care. The Red Cross tells us they are not gonna turn anyone away that anybody who needs help they will find a place for them there are some preliminary planning they may do another shell pearl a large. Long term shelter but still far off right now they think they can house people here. For several weeks the Red Cross needs volunteers that would keep for nurses social service workers and for donations. Because they say this is becoming a very very expensive operation. Reporting live in downtown Houston Tom yeah Thomas ABC news.
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