More than 200 Humble residents from the Northshire subdivision have sought refuge in the Humble Civic Center.

Norman Funderburk, city councilmember, said earlier today that the situation in Northshire is "terrible."
"We've been rescuing families out of Northshire through the night and this morning," he said.
The City of Humble opened the Civic Center after shelters in the city, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, New Covenant Church and the Cezeaux Building, were filled, he said. 
"We had 20 boats to help us, including the Cajun Navy, and we are bringing in our residents," he said.
City officials bought food and supplies earlier this morning in anticipation of the emergency. Donations of blankets and supplies have been dropped off too. 
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital is completely full and asked the city to accept 20 discharged patients. These people, Funderburk said, have no place to go so the city agreed to take them in.
He also secured wheelchairs from the hospital for those who need them.
Humble ISD provided buses through the night to help bring evacuees to the Civic Center.
Despite the conditions in Northshire, he said, some residents chose not to leave. 
"They did not want to go and are on their second stories of their homes," he said. 
Volunteers are needed at the Civic Center as well as supplies. There are no cots on sight at this time and those are needed.
"Right now we have a lot of volunteer help but in the next few days, as more come in, we will need more help.
"I am so proud of the Humble Police Department, the Humble Fire Department and our EMS. They way they are dealing with this situation, and the decisions that have been made, are truly exceptional," Funderburk said. 
Roads in the city are in good condition and driving is open. 
"The improvements we made to our drainage system really paid off," he said.
Those needed assistance, or those who want to volunteer or donate, can call the Humble City Hall at 281-446-3061.  
Cynthia Calvert
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