- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say the last 900 Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston have been relocated as the site returns to regular business.

Housing and Community Development Department spokeswoman Jocklynn Keville (JAHK’-lyn kuh-VIL’) said Monday that most of those evacuees were moved to a Houston Community College warehouse outfitted as a shelter.

Keville says the rest moved over the weekend to a nonprofit group’s Residences at Emancipation and also to the Chinese Community Center .

Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 in South Texas. Torrential rain swamped parts of Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner on Aug. 27 announced the George R. Brown Convention Center would be a shelter. The site eventually housed more than 10,000 evacuees.

Keville says a nearly $10 million federal grant will help fund interim housing.

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