The top local stories this morning from KERA News: As Hurricane Harvey hurtles towards the Texas coast, communities are bracing for impact. North Texas is preparing to receive evacuees - and sending help to the coast.
Fire crews and search & rescue teams from Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, Arlington and Flower Mound are among those assisting.
The city of Dallas has shelter plans for evacuees. Three recreation facilities will be used as shelters. The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center could also be used as a shelter to hold up to 5,000 people if needed.
Navy personnel and aircraft in Corpus Christi and Kingsville are evacuating to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth has taken in babies evacuated from Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi.
AirBnB is also waiving service fees for those evacuating.
Other stories this morning:
- A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Irving early this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was recorded near the old Texas Stadium site.
- In our Friday Conversation, we talk about entrepreneurship and equity with Michelle Williams. She’s leading the Dallas Entrepreneur Center opening soon as part of the reimagined Red Bird Mall.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.