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Good Samaritan Home reaching capacity as flood warnings grow

Posted: 5:02 PM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-14 19:56:48-04

Invest-95 has been looming in the gulf for several days before finally reaching the shores of the Coastal Bend earlier today.

While the storm is not expected to cause any destruction, heavy rainfall may bring flooding to low-lying areas.

Homeless people are in danger due to the flooding and are being advised to find shelter.

The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission has its doors open to anyone seeking shelter. But the facility is being pushed to the limit, according to its executive director.

“We have reached our max on women and that is amazing,”Murphrey said. “I think we have around 63 women. (Some are) sleeping on the floor now.”

The mission continues to have people on its doorstep, leaving Murphrey at a quandry on what to do.

She doesn’t want to leave them to fend for themselves, but she also doesn’t have the space to take in everyone.

“How do you turn someone away in what could be a dangerous storm?” Murphrey wonders.

That it is a question that is being repeated across the area as the Coastal Bend braces for what will arrive over the next several days.