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How Houston’s Texas Medical Center Prepares For Disasters

The TMC learned its lessons when it got struck by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.



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Texas Medical Center COO Shawn Cloonan says they have learned a lot after Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

Houston made preparations for Tropical Storm Cindy this week.

That includes the Texas Medical Center, a 50 million square-foot campus with more than 100,000 employees.

Cindy ended up not affecting Houston, but in 2001, the Texas Medical Center suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and lost research due to Tropical Storm Allison.

We sat down with Shawn Cloonan, chief operating officer at the TMC, to talk about how it prepares for disasters and what it learned from Allison.

You can listen to the interview by clicking on the play button above.

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