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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.


California wildfires

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in California on November 13, 2018, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective November 8, 2018. 

Read the blanket waivers for California wildfires 

You can also see:

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.