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Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Thank God the amount damage and casualties was much smaller than it could have been, but, like so many others, the family of Texas medicine was ready to do our part for the victims of Hurricane Gustav. I especially want to thank and congratulate the Smith, Bexar, and Travis county medical societies, who helped organize medical teams to care for special needs patients evacuated from Louisiana and the Texas gulf coast. Our partners in Dallas County also were geared up to handle mass evacuations. Many physicians stayed behind to provide emergency care after Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties were evacuated. And our TMA staff served as a vital link between the state emergency management operations, our county societies, and local relief efforts. We pray now that everyone returns home safely and begins, once again, to rebuild.

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