Healthcare Ready is ALERT for the 2021 hurricane season. This means that we are in rigorous communication with private and public sector partners to monitor hurricanes, tropical storms and recovery efforts in affected areas. We’re also standing ready to assist.
This page contains updates to provide situational awareness around events as they unfold as well as free resources and state-specific information to assist healthcare facilities, communities, and individuals prepare for and respond to hurricanes.
Support for the Healthcare Sector and Communities
Healthcare Ready’s 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
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
Note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is evaluating impacts to agriculture and communities. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program in Louisiana received a temporary waiver to allow participants to buy hot foods with their benefits and assisting with program flexibilities needed for mass feeding operations.
Resources for New Orleans:
Shelter: Text “DELTA” to 888777
Shelter Text “NOLAREADY” to 77295
Uber is offering free rides to resources in New Orleans with the code “IDARELIEF2021.”
Lyft is offering free rides to resources in New Orleans with the code “IDARELIEF21.”