Storms

Coming off of the unprecedented 2020 hurricane season, which produced 30 named storms of which 13 became hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (NOAA CPC) is again predicting above average activity for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.  Hurricane season officially begins on June...

2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded on our planet. Rising temperatures don’t just mean hotter summers, but rising sea levels, dust storms, flooding, wildfires, and more extreme weather events. These extreme weather events, which are happening more often and seem stronger than ever...

The aftermath of a hurricane can leave already-vulnerable communities in an even tougher spot. For patient populations, power outages, standing water, and debris can increase the risk of serious illness or injury. Vulnerable populations, such as those with lower socioeconomic status may face compounded challenges...

Hurricane Laura made landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border along the US Gulf coast at approximately 1:00 am CT on Thursday, August 27 as a Category 4 Hurricane. By 12:00 pm CT that day, the storm had progressed into northern Louisiana, and had lost significant strength, regressing to...

Since making landfall late Wednesday, August 26th, Hurricane Laura has caused considerable damage and displaced thousands. Healthcare Ready is activated and working closely with partners to respond. Our Role During a hurricane activation, Healthcare Ready coordinates closely with the public and private sector. We monitor evacuation orders, emergency declarations, road...