Attorneys gather at Houston shelters after office burns from electric issue.
News Story (Texas)
September 4, 2017
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Tags: Disaster Recovery
Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
Monday night, as Harvey’s rains continued to fall, a fire broke out at the downtown Houston offices of the nonprofit, which provides free legal services to people affected by disasters such as Harvey.
No one was injured – because of the storm, none of the 100 or so staff members were in the office – but the lawyers and support staff have been unable to use the building since the storm.
“We took a pretty good hit on the first floor,” with somewhat less damage on the second and third floors, said Paul Furrh, Lone Star’s executive director.