Emergency Updates


August 30 2017 - Wednesday at 6:46 p.m.
TMC Campus Update: Tropical Storm Harvey

Effective tomorrow, August 31, TMC will resume shuttle operations for the Red, White, Blue and Gold Shuttle service. Remote parking lots will be open and accessible for contract parkers.

During Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, TMC opened gates in Garages 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10 and 15 (McGovern Commons). As of 2 a.m. on August 31, entry gates to these garages will close, and exit gates will remain open until 10 a.m. As member institutions transition to normal operations, contract parkers need to return to assigned parking locations to ensure parking availability for patients and visitors who visit the main campus. For any assistance after the exit gates have been lowered, the employee can press the intercom at the exit device for assistance from our Call Center.

Houston Metro service resumes on major on 8/31 at 4:30 a.m. For more details on the routes, please visit ridemetro.org .


August 29 2017 - Tuesday at 4:26 p.m.
TMC Campus Update: Tropical Storm Harvey

All emergency clinical care facilities remain open and operable in the medical center, with the exception of Ben Taub. Non-elective and non-emergency procedures remain deferred at most institutions, however please contact the institutions directly to confirm previously-scheduled appointments and receive additional information. Ben Taub is currently caring for existing patients, but is no longer accepting new patients and is diverting them to other medical center institutions. In addition, LifeFlight at Memorial Hermann and helipads for other member institutions are open and operable when wind levels allow. 

As of this time, access immediately around the medical center is possible through major access points (Holcombe, Fannin, Main, Almeda, Braeswood and OST) as well as on private TMC roads. Roadway status is subject to change based on expected rainfall.  TMC encourages all patients, family members and healthcare professionals to use caution and avoid high water on roadways.

All ground and above-level TMC garages are open and accessible, with the exception of Garage 7.


August 28 2017 - Monday at 2:24 p.m.
TMC Campus Update: Tropical Storm Harvey

All emergency clinical care facilities remain open and operable in the medical center, with the exception of Ben Taub. Non-elective and non-emergency procedures remain deferred at most institutions, however please contact the institutions directly to confirm previously-scheduled appointments and receive additional information. Ben Taub is currently caring for existing patients, but is no longer accepting new patients and is diverting them to other medical center institutions. In addition, LifeFlight at Memorial Hermann and helipads for other member institutions are open and operable when wind levels allow. 

As of this time, access immediately around the medical center is possible through major access points (Holcombe, Fannin, Main, Almeda, Braeswood and OST) as well as on private TMC roads. Roadway status is subject to change based on expected rainfall.  TMC encourages all patients, family members and healthcare professionals to use caution and avoid high water on roadways.

All ground and above-level TMC garages are open and accessible, with the exception of Garage 7.


August 26 2017 - Saturday at 10:43 p.m.
TMC Campus Update: Hurricane Harvey

Weather conditions have caused TMC to implement further garage closures throughout campus. Water levels in Harris Gully are currently at 15′ and are constantly changing. The following areas have been identified as high-water locations on campus:

  • Holcombe near The Hospice and the Ronald McDonald House
  • Holcombe at Bertner (in front of Garage 2)
  • Main at Holcombe
  • Cambridge at Lamar Fleming

METRO suspended all service today, August 26, and will likely have a delayed start tomorrow, August 27. For official updates, please check ridemetro.org. TMC urges the public to monitor communications from the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management for regular updates, and will continuously inform the community about the campus conditions on website and through social media channels.