The Department of Health and Human Services declared Hurricane Harvey a public health emergency just as it made landfall for a second time in Louisiana. In Houston, rescue efforts continue amid rising floodwaters. Thousands have been rescued and many more may need to be evacuated from impacted areas.
Author(s): Mahshid Abir, Director of the Acute Care Research Unit, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan
Richard Serino, visiting fellow at Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative