By Victoria Stern

San Diego—In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey caught the city of Houston off guard.

“Hurricane Harvey came earlier than expected,” said Abigail Caudle, MD, a breast cancer surgeon and the executive medical director of perioperative services at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. “We were expecting landfall on Sunday night into Monday morning, so we had held back our ride out teams because we didn’t want them to get fatigued.