San Antonio agrees to take in 10,000 additional Harvey evacuees if needed

SAFD says no evacuee groups currently en route as of Sunday night

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Mario Qua holds Wilson Qua as they evacuate their flooded home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi…

SAN ANTONIO - The city will take in 10,000 additional Hurricane Harvey evacuees if needed, the San Antonio Fire Department announced Sunday night.

San Antonio is currently sheltering approximately 1,000 evacuees. Local hospitals have taken in more than 700 patients and the San Antonio Food Bank is providing 4,000 meals to evacuees daily.

The fire department said there are currently no evacuee groups en route to San Antonio, but said the city has agreed to take on 10,000 more if needed.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Sunday the city will not turn any evacuee away "no matter the circumstance."


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