In Houston evacuated from the flood will be placed at the indoor stadium

© AP Photo / Charlie RiedelМашина flooded as the result of tropical storm Harvey in Houston, TexasIn Houston evacuated from the flood will be placed at the indoor stadium© AP Photo / Charlie Riedel

The authorities of Houston opened the second major center for evacuees from the flood — indoor stadium, said the mayor of the city of Sylvester Turner.

During the press conference, which was broadcast on American television, Turner said that in addition to the largest shelter for refugees opened a large indoor stadium Toyota Center.

«This center starts to act now,» said Turner. According to him, there will be transferred a few thousand people from other shelters. Only in the largest shelter in the conference room of the Houston accumulated up to 9 thousand people. All the authorities plan to open two to three additional major refugee reception centre for thousands of people every.

The mayor also said that during the floods in Houston was saved from the water more than 800 people. In the rescue operation involved about 200 police officers, whose own home was damaged by the flood.

Texas has faced floods because of the storm «Harvey». «Harvey» became the most destructive hurricane in the U.S. over the past 12 years, since the country in 2005 was hurricane Katrina, which led to the flooding of the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.