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Mobile Healthcare Provided To a Houston Area Still Coping With The Harvey Effect

The Harris County Public Health Department took mobile wellness units to Galena Park to bring services and supplies to families recovering from Harvey

Outside of the Baggett community center in Galena park is an elaborate set up of tents and trucks underneath a pavillion the size of a basketball court.

This area was chosen because it experienced widespread flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

William Hudson, with the Harris County Public Health department, said “three months post-landfall of Harvey there still is a lot of people recovering and still a lot of devastation.” 

So, they organized a fleet of vehicles that can provide all sorts of resources like free tetanus and flu shots, food, and veterinary services.

“We have three mobile units out there in excess of 42 feet, and then we have five that are about half that size,” Hudson said.

People walked around visiting each station with their arms filled with supplies, and one of those people was Glenda Lauderdale.

“My roof caved in and it was real roof this year,” she said. “This helps a lot because they gave us food and everything. It helps a real lot.”

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