NRG Park to house 250 hospital beds amid backup after Beryl

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
NRG Stadium to house 250 hospital beds amid backup after Beryl
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the state is turning NRG Stadium into a transition facility with 250 hospital beds after Beryl swept across southeast Texas.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Beryl's aftermath is straining our healthcare system, so state leaders are turning NRG Park into a transition facility.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said it will house up to 250 patients.

"We are sending 25 ambulances because we have a backup at our hospitals because they can't discharge patients because patients can't go home if they don't have power," Patrick said.

NRG Stadium has roof damage from Beryl, but state leaders did not clarify which facility will house the beds.

The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation CEO, Ryan Walsh, sent a statement about the county-owned stadium.

It reads in part:

"NRG Park sustained damage from Hurricane Beryl, including to the roof at NRG Stadium. HCSCC officials are collaborating with state, county, and city officials to assist with recovery efforts throughout the region. While we assist with these efforts, we also assess the extent of damage to NRG Park facilities."

Medical needs to keep in mind:

  • Stay hydrated and take breaks from the heat.

  • You can call 211 to request a wellness check for friends and relatives you can't reach.

  • Call 911 only if it is an emergency.

RELATED: NRG Stadium's roof appears damaged after Beryl blew through Houston