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Houston mayor says more than 3,000 people rescued by police

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston mayor says 3,052 people rescued by police since Harvey inundated the city, 1,000 in the last 8 hours.

The first large round of evacuees from Southeast Texas has arrived in Dallas.

A steady rain met a U.S. Air Force C-130 transport plane as it landed at Dallas Love Field about 6:30 p.m. Monday with about 70 evacuees. Pet dogs barked as evacuees carrying trash bags and backpacks were loaded onto a bus shortly after landing.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the plane was the first of a possible eight planeloads of evacuees expected to be flown into Dallas.

The evacuees will be housed at smaller emergency shelters around the Dallas-Fort Worth area while city workers, partner organizations and volunteers finish preparing the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. Jason Carriere is the police department emergency management coordinator in the Dallas suburb of Irving. He said in a Monday email that Irving's makeshift emergency shelter was prepared to take in about 200 people.

As many as 5,000 evacuees may begin arriving some time Tuesday.

This story is developing.