MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
You don’t have to go back very far to be reminded that severe winter weather does happen in Texas. In early December 2013 ice storms wreaked havoc on north Texas and brought an icy chill to vast areas of the state. Major highways including Interstates 20 and 35 were closed.
HOW HOSPITALS PREPARE FOR COMMUNITY DISASTERS
When disasters strike, hospitals respond. Incidents create sick and injured patients (and their family), the worried well seeking safety, patients evacuated from other hospitals, medically sensitive community members whose medical devices require power and water and the normal emergency cases like heart attacks.
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