April 22, 2019

Expect the unexpected: How we recovered operations after Hurricane Harvey

Whatever your facility’s disaster management plan, it needs continual refinement to account for the differences between imagined and real scenarios. Hurricane Harvey, which hit Houston hard on Saturday, August 26, 2017, is a case in point. The storm brought more than 60 inches of rain within a couple of days, 68 deaths, and $125 billion in damage—second only to Hurricane Katrina—Abigail Caudle, MD, MS, told attendees at the 2019 OR Business Management Conference.

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