City of Austin: Hurricane Laura evacuees urged to proceed to DFW area

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AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texas’ hotel sheltering options for Hurricane Laura evacuees are full, according to the City of Austin.

The City and Travis County have issued disaster declarations in response to the storm, but currently, the hotel sheltering options provided by the capital area regional partnership have reached capacity. The City said there may be hotels in the area available to evacuees who can pay for them.

The City is encouraging evacuees to head to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Ellis County for additional funded shelter options. Evacuees can call 211 or Austin 311 at 512-974-2000 for help finding the next closest sheltering location.

The North Texas shelter locations evacuees are encouraged to go to are: