Storms

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...