Heroes of Harvey

As the threat of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall loomed, members of the UTHealth community began to mobilize, hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.

Employees volunteered to be part of the ride-out crews that are essential to our safety and operations during severe weather events. Clinical teams assembled. And the executive leadership team plotted a course of action to protect our community and our campus.

Some had been down these flooded roads before with Tropical Storm Allison,  Hurricane Ike and other severe weather emergencies. For others, it would be a new experience from which to learn.

As conditions deteriorated and Harvey produced unprecedented rainfall in the Houston area beginning Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, faculty, staff, students and trainees went to work.

One by one, heroes with an indomitable spirit of compassion, kindness and resilience emerged.

Heroes of Harvey

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We want to thank the many Heroes of Harvey at UTHealth who worked through the storm to care for patients, secure our facilities and keep us safe. If you would like to share your gratitude for our #UTHealthHeroes, or tell us how a UTHealth student, faculty or staff member helped you or someone you know during Harvey, please do so in the comments below.

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