FORT WORTH, Texas - The final 50 or so Hurricane Harvey evacuees who were staying in a shelter in Fort Worth returned to South Texas Monday.
The city of Fort Worth said the shelter at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center closed after being open for 22 days. At its peak there were 247 people staying there.
Some of the remaining families boarded a bus to Port Arthur Monday afternoon. They’re planning to gather their belongings and then return to North Texas to stay with Catholic Charities.
Others plan to stay in hotel rooms provided by Catholic Charities and FEMA until they can find more permanent housing, city officials said.
The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston also closed Monday. More than 10,000 people stayed at the shelter after Hurricane Harvey flooded parts of the city.
About 900 remaining evacuees were sent to a shelter set up at the Houston Community College so that the convention center could get back to its regular business. Smaller groups also moved into non-profit housing and community centers.
Meanwhile, the American Red Cross estimates there are about 560 evacuees still staying at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas.