The City of Humble, working under a proclamation of disaster, is working to contain the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Assistant City Manager Jason Stuebe has been on duty since the storm began.
Stuebe said the water is rising quickly in the Northshire Subdivision, where voluntary evacuation is underway.
"The Northshire residents have been very appreciative and cooperative during the evacuations," Stuebe said.
Shortly after 11 a.m. on Aug., 27, Humble Mayor Merle Aaron executed a Declaration of Disaster for the City of Humble.
"This action activates the City's Emergency Management Plan. At this time no evacuation orders have been given. We are monitoring this event very closely and will relay any new information to you as necessary," said Aaron.
Stuebe also said that St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church has had to close as a shelter because they ran out of supplies. New Covenant Church, located at 901 Wilson Road in Humble, has opened as a shelter. Their phone number is 281-312-0139.
Stuebe said latest information is that the northbound and southbound frontage roads are both close between Townsend Boulevard and 1960. He advised all residents to completely avoid that area.
"If you are not performing an essential mission, just stay home. Don't go driving around searching for a route," he said.
Humble Area Assistance Ministries has issues a request for monetary and food donations as they prepare to help thousands affected by the storm.
"Many of those helped by HAAM have lost wages while businesses were closed," said Millie Garrison, executive director of HAAM. They also have little resilience and resources to call on in a catastrophic event.
"Losing even one day's pay can be devastating," she said.
HAAM maintains a food pantry and offers assistance in numerous ways, including rent, utility and medical help, but these are funded by limited grant programs.
"We expect to see many people at our doors once we are able to open them," Garrison said.