Port Neches is Southeast Texas strong

Neighbors helped neighbors Friday as Port Neches Middle School served as a shelter for evacuees from Hurricane Harvey.

The vast majority of evacuees were from Port Arthur who called the school home sweet shelter for a couple of days, Principal Kyle Hooper said. 

The shelter was a place at which residents could sleep, shower and have something to eat and drink while they are displaced from their houses. Transportation was also provided to their houses, to other shelters or to the airport.

The school was nearly empty of the 200 residents staying there by Friday afternoon. Most were on their way to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport for shelter in Dallas.