FILE PHOTO: Residents, who lost their homes to Hurricane Harvey, say good bye as they prepare to relocate from the safety of a school in Rockport, Texas, U.S. August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif /File Photo

ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) – When state emergency authorities pulled into the storm shelter in the small city of Rockport, Texas on Saturday, they asked the obvious first question: Who’s in charge here?
Everyone pointed to Zachary Dearing, who didn’t exactly look the part. The 29-year old was wearing shorts, an olive-green T-shirt and curly blond hair pulled into a man-bun.
Yet he seemed to have keen command of a desperate situation playing out in this beach community of about 10,000 people, which took catastrophic damage from a direct hit by Hurricane Harvey.
Dearing rattled off basic facts and needs: The shelter had 126 people at last headcount. Six were medically fragile. Four needed oxygen. Two needed hospice care. Everyone was calm because they had just been fed, he said.
“What service are you with?” Katie Contrera, of the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force recalled asking him.
She was shocked …