About 700 people spent the night Thursday at the shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
Caring for evacuees after a natural disaster presents a huge medical challenge, which Dr. Ray Fowler of UT Southwestern Medical Center knows well.
He's a hurricane veteran who got his start with Hurricane Katrina and is now the medical director for the downtown Dallas "mega shelter."
In this interview, you'll hear:
- Dr. Fowler's experience treating evacuees during Hurricane Katrina.
- Challenges facing evacuees coming to the Dallas shelter.
- The personal toll of treating patients in a disaster situation.
Dr. Raymond Fowler is a professor of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an emergency room physician at Parkland Hospital.