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Top Stories: Harvey Brings Up Bad Memories For Some; Teens Need Their Rest

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U.S. Interstate 59 underwater up to McGowan in Midtown Houston.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The city of Dallas is expected to take in about 5,000 evacuees from Harvey. Mayor Mike Rawlings today will announce the city's plans to turn the convention center into a rescue shelter for coastline evacuees starting Tuesday. 

Houstonian Lorrine Adamore is holed up in one of the three shelters Dallas set up for people fleeing Hurricane Harvey. It’s a familiar feeling: Twelve years ago, as KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports, she was rescued by boat when her New Orleans home was swamped by Hurricane Katrina.

Other stories this morning:

  • With school back in session, students are having to readjust from their summer sleeping habits. In today’s Vital Signs, pediatrician Dr. Barbara Durso with Parkland Hospital offers tips for teens getting better sleep, beginning with why teenagers tend to stay up so late.

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

    Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.