Hurricane Laura

Support for Healthcare and Communities

Specific assistance includes:

  • Rapid access to the right contacts in the private sector or government
  • Coordination with federal, state and local officials, nonprofits and shelters to ensure coordination and assistance with access to medicine
  • Coordination with HHS, FEMA, state EOCs, and private sector companies
  • Assistance with donations to shelters o Facilitating access to healthcare facilities to ensure deliveries and personnel have access into restricted areas or with resuming operations
  • Sharing information and promoting the use of medicine assistance programs

Healthcare Ready Situation Reports

Rx Open

Rx Open, our pharmacy status map, is activated for all US states and territories. Currently the map is being updated once daily, but we may increase the frequency of updates to twice daily if conditions require more frequent updates.

Resources

Situation Resources:

State Resources:

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
    • Texas Hurricane Center: Use this page to track updates from the Office of the Texas Governor.
    • Road and ground transportation: For current road conditions and closures, visit Drive Texas.
    • Declarations: Disaster declaration EM-3540-TX was issued by FEMA on August 24, and covers an incident period that began August 23 and continues. The Declaration was amended on August 25 to also cover emergency protective actions from officials.

Healthcare Sector Resources:

Patient Resources:

Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Prescription and Medical Assistance

  • Louisiana
    • When the Governor of Louisiana issues, or renews, a “State of Emergency”, a pharmacist may dispense a one-time emergency prescription of up to a 30-day supply of a prescribed medication.
  • Texas
    • In the event of a natural or manmade disaster, the Texas Pharmacy Act allows a pharmacist to dispense up to a 30-day supply of a prescription drug, other than a Schedule II controlled substance.

Condition/Disease-specific Resources:

Additional resources:

About Healthcare Ready: 

Healthcare Ready is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by both public and private sector partners that works to ensure patient access to healthcare, including medicines, during times of disaster. 

Healthcare Ready has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support healthcare and public health response operations to Hurricane Laura.

If you would like to request assistance from Healthcare Ready email us at Alerts@HealthcareReady.org or call (866-247-2694). 


Support Healthcare Ready

Healthcare Ready is a non-profit organization that operates on the generous donations of our partners and members. If you would like to support us, please donate here or send checks to:

Healthcare Ready Emergency Response Fund
1325 G St. NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

COVID-19 Case Counts and Path of Hurricane Laura
Dark orange: 100+ active COVID-19 cases
Light orange: 25- 00 active cases
Blue: 10 – 24 active cases
Purple: Fastest growing counties

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