Gallery Furniture and Lakewood Church among shelters open to Houston-area flood victims

From ABC 13 media partners—As a flooding emergency has hit across the Houston area, many people have found themselves trapped by floodwaters with nowhere to go.

Authorities are encouraging residents to shelter in place and stay off the roadways. For those who are already trapped out of their homes, Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Freeway has opened their doors as a makeshift shelter.

Owner Jim McIngvale, well-known as Mattress Mack, has a history of service to the community. Gallery Furniture housed Hurricane Harvey victims for several days during the historic flood event.

Lakewood Church on the Southwest Freeway has also opened their doors for anyone in need of emergency shelter.

The following shelter locations are open in Harris County:

  • Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Freeway

  • Lakewood Church at 3700 SW Freeway

  • Humble First Assembly of God Church, located at 1915 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass, Humble

  • St. Timothy Lutheran Church, located at 14225 Hargrave Road, Houston


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