Avoiding Disaster: The Texas Medical Center Story

Mar 28, 2018 7:00am ‐ Mar 28, 2018 8:15am


When Tropical Storm Allison hit the medical center in 2001 it caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to these facilities. Through careful planning, design, and construction, area hospitals invested in a system that was put to the test on August 24, 2017, when Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall, causing more than $100 billion in damages to southwestern Texas. Even after more than 40 inches of rain, these hospitals were able to maintain operations and care for patients.

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