Aligning Action for Health
Weather Event Alert
A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for much of the Louisiana Coast. Barry is expected to bring storm surge, rainfall, and wind hazards to the central Gulf Coast during the next several days.

The slow movement of this system will results in in a long duration heavy rainfall threat along the central Gulf Coast and inland through the lower Mississippi Valley through the weekend and potentially into early next week.

We encourage partners to begin preparation efforts. Community preparedness information, including information on emergency kits, is available below.

Helpful sites to monitor the weather system include:

Stay safe and please feel free to follow up with feedback.
Preparedness Information
Basic Emergency Supply Kit
SBP provides preparedness resources and recovery resources for both homeowners and businesses. One of the elements included in the guide is building an emergency preparedness kit. Basics of a kit include:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day 
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare 
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) 
  • Extra batteries 
  • First aid kit
  • Medications, medical items 
  • Multipurpose tool 
  • Map(s) of the area 
  • Copies of important documents 
  • Cellphone with chargers 
  • Family and emergency contact information 
  • Extra cash  

Additional resources

Technical Assistance
If you or your organization observes a gap in training, resources, or educational tools following this weather system, please share it with us through a technical assistance request. This allows the LA-HRH to assess unmet needs and address them.
Training Information
Once this weather system passes, members of the public health workforce can begin to prepare for the next potential event. The LA-HRH is working with the Tulane Learning Management System to provide a broad range of trainings for disasters, including:

Additional courses are being created and will be shared as they become available.
Funding for this project has been provided to the NNPHI through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC – NU1ROT000004-01-00). NNPHI is collaborating with the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health on this project.

The LPHI, founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. For more information, visit .