Bell County is ready for Harvey evacuees

BELL CO., TX - Bell County is ready for evacuees trying to escape Harvey tropical storm. 

Local shelters are set up in Killeen, Harker Heights, Temple and two churches in Belton. 

The Bell County Sheriff's deputies set up Belton Expo Center as the arriving point for evacuees before sending them to a shelter. 

The Bell County Sheriff's office says the best charities to donate is the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. 

The Belton Expo Center can house up to 500 people as it did during Hurricane Katrina and Ike.

The Bell County is partnering with Brazoria County to receive people.

Lt. Donnie Adams with the sheriff's offices says, "If we get all the rain they tell us we may get we're gonna have some flooding issues here and we just want people to be careful."

One family set up a food trailer called Wat Tha Truck to offer free food to evacuees.

Its owner Jay Williams says, "We wanted to be here to support the people that were coming from the hurricane just because when you lose things it is always nice to come to a warm welcoming."


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