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From natural disasters to public health emergencies and other crisis situations, the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation cannot be underestimated. Preparing and protecting your family, home and business can be a life-saving and cost-saving decision. Faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are available to draw on their expertise in emergency preparedness, public health and a host of other disaster preparedness-related issues.

UTHealth specialists available for interview

How to clean and disinfect clothes and shoes after a flood

Mold is a type of fungus and a big problem in flooded homes. In the studios of FOX 26 News, fungus expert Luis Ostrosky, M.D., did a live interview on what items can be salvaged and what can't.

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Harvey's Heroes at the TMC

UTHealth faculty and students are prominently represented in a slide show of Hurricane Harvey volunteers in TMC News. 

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Preparing for Harvey and predicting its course

Disability rights champion Lex Frieden discussed emergency preparedness for people with disabilities with Houston's main NPR affiliate - Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio.

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