Texas is currently experiencing statewide drought conditions. Numerous water systems are stressed and may continue to experience issues as the drought progresses, and there are concerns about the impacts on long-term care facilities.
LTC providers should review their emergency preparedness and response plans to ensure people know what to do in an emergency related to drought. Confirm that contingency strategies are in place and continue readiness for potential issues, including breakdowns associated with water supplies, power supplies, and cooling systems.
Visit the HHSC Emergency Preparedness webpage for more information on emergency preparedness for LTC providers.