Red Cross sets up temporary shelter in Rockport-Fulton area

Being exposed to those conditions for prolonged periods of time can be life-threatening.

ROCKPORT-FULTON (KIII NEWS) - The cold weather has been causing a serious problem for those left homeless after Hurricane Harvey, with temperatures dropping below freezing this week.

Being exposed to those conditions for prolonged periods of time can be life-threatening.

Thankfully, there's help for some of those who are trying to stay warm.

Several people in the Rockport-Fulton area were living in a home without heat -- some in a tent even. However, the Red Cross set up a temporary shelter for those without heat to go and ride out the cold weather.

The shelter was set up at the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department, with volunteers glad to lend a helping hand.

"It's really amazing," volunteer Laroy Hanson said. "It's humbling also, to help people."

Hanson said if the cold weather returns they will likely be able to reopen the shelter.

Wednesday night will be the last night the shelter will remain open, so those who need a warm place to stay or a hot meal are invited to go to the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department. The shelter closes at noon Thursday.

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