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Top Stories: North Texas Readies For Harvey Evacuees; Protecting Art From The Flooding

Aug 29, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

North Texas is preparing to take in more Harvey evacuees Tuesday morning. Dallas, Fort Worth and Irving are all opening up shelter space. The city of Dallas will open the convention center as a mega-shelter that can handle as many as 5,000 evacuees.

Fort Worth will also take in evacuees -- the city has opened three shelters and has two more ready to go, and they altogether could hold more than 1,000 people. Irving is taking in around 200 evacuees.

Other stories this morning:

  • As Hurricane Harvey careened through Texas, museums scrambled to protect priceless treasures. Art&Seek's Hady Mawajdeh connected with folks from across the state and reports that some fared better than others.
  • Reading’s a challenge for lots of kids, especially for the visually impaired. As part of our American Graduate initiative, KERA’s Bill Zeeble visited a summer pilot program in Tarrant County designed to improve reading skills of visually challenged kids. 

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.