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The Latest: Convention center 2,000 over initial capacity


August 27, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):

11 p.m.

About 7,000 people have arrived at the shelter set up inside the George R. Brown Convention Center, which originally had an estimated capacity of 5,000.

Red Cross spokesman Lloyd Ziel said Monday that volunteers have made more space inside the convention center, in part, by pushing some cots closer together. A shortage of cots means some people will have to sleep on chairs or the floor.

After an occasionally chaotic several hours Monday as thousands of evacuees arrived in the pouring rain, the center settled dow...

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