Navigating the Stages of Grief Following Hurricane Harvey

In the days and weeks following a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it is common for emotions to run high as many experience anxiety and grief over personal and widespread loss. However, acknowledging these feelings is often put on the backburner while individuals address immediate needs, such as cleaning out flooded homes, returning to work [Continue Reading]

Flood Repairs are Starting. How to Stay Safe When Cleaning Out Your Home.

Thousands of residents have started the process of tearing out their drywall and repairing their flood-ravaged homes. While the immediate weather threats from Harvey have largely subsided, recovering from a flood can also be dangerous. Flood victims who are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the disaster may forget to put safety first, but it’s critically [Continue Reading]

Mold Starts Growing Within 24 Hours. How You Can Limit Your Exposure.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding in Houston, countless homeowners whose dwellings took on water have a new concern to look out for: MOLD. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says mold can begin growing on damp surfaces within 24 to 48 hours. If your home took on water, you should [Continue Reading]

Floodwater Can Pose Hidden Dangers. What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself.

With much of the Houston area experiencing flooding or high water, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann offer these warnings about the flood waters: Avoid getting in the flood water and do not allow children to play in flood water. Flood water can contain a variety of contaminants and debris, including bacteria like E. coli. It [Continue Reading]

Preparing for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, Memorial Hermann is keeping a close eye on the storm’s progress along with our emergency management partners across the region. According to the latest projections by the National Weather Service, Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall over the Corpus Christi area late Friday or early Saturday, [Continue Reading]

For Monday’s Eclipse, Be Wise and Protect Your Eyes!

Around 1:15 p.m. on Monday, August 21, millions of Americans will be stepping outside and looking towards the sky. Not due to a bird, plane or superhero, but rather, a rare total solar eclipse that will have eyes pointed skyward. Despite the path of totality not falling across Houston, most Houstonians should still be able [Continue Reading]