Current emergencies

Current emergencies

Here’s information and updates about natural disasters, man-made incidents, and public health emergencies that are happening now. Find more information on ongoing or past emergencies.

2019

Hurricane Dorian

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in Puerto Rico on August 28, 2019 giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective August 26, 2019. On August 30, 2019, Secretary Azar declared a PHE for Florida, which was effective on August 28, 2019. On September 2, 2019, Secretary Azar declared a PHE for Georgia, which was effective on August 29, 2019 and for South Carolina, which was effective on August 31, 2019.

Puerto Rico

Florida

Georgia

South Carolina

North Carolina

 

You can read the blanket waivers (PDF) for Hurricane Dorian

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Tropical Storm Barry

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in Louisiana on July 12, 2019, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective July 10, 2019. 

Read the blanket waivers (PDF) for Louisiana

You can also see:

 

2018

Alaska earthquake

Find information about the Alaska earthquake on our Past Emergencies Earthquakes page.

California wildfires

Find information about the California wildfires on our Past Emergencies Wildfires page.

Typhoon Yutu

Find information about Typhoon Yutu on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

Hurricane Michael

Find information about Hurricane Michael on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

Hurricane Florence

Find information about Hurricane Florence on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

 

2017

Hurricane Maria

Find information about Hurricane Maria on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

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11/27/2019 02:47 PM