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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.


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 for Louisiana

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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.


Hurricane Maria

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