Feature Article

When Hurricane Harvey Hit, the Texas Medical Center Stood Ready

At the biggest medical complex in the world, hard-won lessons learned from Tropical Storm Allison kept Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters at bay.

June 5, 2018

Just after midnight, the skies opened.

Hour after hour, for three hours, a relentless deluge hammered Houston’s Texas Medical Center (TMC), causing nearly $2 billion in damage. Hundreds of patients had to be evacuated.