In August 2017, the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston was over capacity after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city. This hurricane season, congregate shelters — from school gyms to vast convention centers — risk becoming infection hot spots if evacuees pack into them as they have in the past.

In August 2017, the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, was over capacity after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city. This hurricane season, congregate shelters – from school gyms to vast convention centers – risk becoming infection hot spots if evacuees pack into them as they have in the past.