Dallas MegaShelter Medical Operations Response to Hurricane Harvey

E. Liang Liu, Brandon Morshedi, Brian L. Miller, Ronna Miller, S. Marshal Isaacs, Raymond L. Fowler, Wendy Chung, Ruby Blum, Breanne Ward, John Carlo, Halim Hennes, Frank Webster, Trish Perl, Chris Noah, Rob Monaghan, Andrew H. Tran, Fern Benitez, Julie Graves, Caitlin Kibbey, Kelly R. KleinRaymond E. Swienton

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On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas. The ensuing unprecedented flooding throughout the Texas coastal region affected millions of individuals.1 The statewide response in Texas included the sheltering of thousands of individuals at considerable distances from their homes. The Dallas area established large-scale general population sheltering as the number of evacuees to the area began to amass. Historically, the Dallas area is one familiar with “mega-sheltering,” beginning with the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.2 Through continued efforts and development, the Dallas area had been readying a plan for the largest general population shelter in Texas. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2017;page 1 of 4)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
StateAccepted/In press - Dec 6 2017



  • Disaster Planning
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • MegaShelter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Liu, E. L., Morshedi, B., Miller, B. L., Miller, R., Isaacs, S. M., Fowler, R. L., Chung, W., Blum, R., Ward, B., Carlo, J., Hennes, H., Webster, F., Perl, T., Noah, C., Monaghan, R., Tran, A. H., Benitez, F., Graves, J., Kibbey, C., ... Swienton, R. E. (Accepted/In press). Dallas MegaShelter Medical Operations Response to Hurricane Harvey. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2017.123