NRG Stadium to house up to 250 discharged patients amid Hurricane Beryl power outages

NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, is decked out in playoff banners ahead of the Texans Wild Card game between the Cleveland Brown. Photo taken on January 12, 2024. (Gage Goulding, Copyright 2023 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON, Texas – As we continue to deal with the effects of Hurricane Beryl in the Houston area, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick provided updates on relief efforts at the state and local levels.

During a news conference, Lt. Gov. Patrick announced that the NRG Center will soon be opening to house up to 250 hospital patients who are ready to be discharged but cannot return home due to power outages.

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The facility will help free up space for new patients and alleviate the current backup issues at several Houston-area hospitals.

Additionally, 25 more ambulances will be deployed to respond to emergency calls more quickly.

Additional details have not yet been released.

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T.J. Parker joined KPRC 2 in June 2023 and is happy to be back in Houston. Before coming back to the Lone Star State, T.J. was a reporter in Miami at WSVN Channel 7. There he covered all things up and down the south Florida coast.

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