Overnight, hundreds of rescues have been necessary in Kingwood as the San Jacinto River continued to rise. Combined with the steady rain, streets and homes have flooded.
Houston City Councilmember Dave Martin, and his chief of staff, Jessica Beemer, have stayed on duty through the night coordinating information for rescues and arranging for shelter.
"We are doing rescues from all over Kingwood as it got very bad during the night. The evacuation center moved from Lone Star College to Creekwood Middle School and may move again. The Barrington got nailed," Martin said.
Humble ISD is working around the clock in order to assist refugees from Hurricane Harvey.
Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, superintendent of Humble ISD, said that Creekwood Middle School, located at 3603 W Lake Houston Pkwy., is the primary location for the ongoing Kingwood rescue operation being directed by the Houston Police Department.
"At this time, we have quite a large number of people at Creekwood. We have been working around the clock to house those needing help," Fagen said.
While many in Kingwood have electrical power, there are thousands still without it, according to CenterPoint. Humble and Atascocita seem to have fared better with CenterPoint showing pockets of loss scattered across both of those areas.
In the ZIP code of 77345, 3,727 are without power this morning. This is 45.46 percent of all customers in this area. For those in 77339, 3,627, or 23.41 percent, are still without electricity after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the community Monday, Aug. 25. In 77346, 597 are still without lights and in 77338, 948 have no power.
Harris County Flood Control District officials announced earlier today that the Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita community has seen the worst of flooding from the San Jacinto River after Hurricane Harvey struck the area earlier this week.
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has faced many challenges during his tenure serving the residents of Houston Council District E but none as seemingly insurmountable as Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,
Harvey slammed into Houston Monday, Aug. 25, and dumped 27-35 inches of rain over Harris County, with multiple stormwater gages registering seven-day readings of more than 40 inches and a maximum of 49.56 inches near Clear Creek at Interstate 45.
As the rain began, and then the news became more serious, Martin realized he and his staff were in for a battle.
There were no imposters in Kingwood this week, attempting to lure homeowners of their residences with the intent to rob or burglarize them, said Houston City Council member Dave Martin. Social media ran wild with the news that scam artists were preying on Kingwood residents who were dealing with the stresses of Hurricane Harvey.
Eventually, the major TV stations picked up the story and the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management issued a press release on dealing with predators pretending to be police officers.