Hurricane Harvey victims moved to tent cities

Published: Sep. 18, 2017 at 8:22 AM CDT
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People displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas are being moved into tents.

Emergency officials have put up 250 tents in a parking lot. Each tent can hold up to 14 people.

Officials say men and women are being put in different tents and families are staying together in other tents.

City officials say they also plan to set up one big tent that can hold 250 people and put barriers inside to separate men and women.

The Mayor says he expects more evacuees from Dallas and Garland to return to Port Arthur and stay in the tents. The Mayor says the tents are temporary shelters where people can stay for about 30 days, but that can be extended.

FEMA and county officials are working on a long-term housing solution.