Aligning Action for Health
Weather Event Alert
A Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for much of the Louisiana Coast. Hurricane Delta is expected to bring storm surge, rainfall, and wind hazards to the Louisiana coast late Friday or early Saturday.

The storm is expected to be a Category 2 when it makes landfall. This is especially important for Lake Charles and other areas in Southwest Louisiana that are still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which hit six weeks ago. A list of resources can be found on the Governor's website.

As Hurricane Delta tracks closer, make sure you finish your preparations today and gather supplies for at least seven days:

  • Food & water
  • First aid kit & medication
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Emergency cash
  • Important documents 

Shelter Information: We encourage safety and staying out of harm’s way above all. To find a safe place to stay, listen to local officials for evacuation guidance, call 211, or text "LAShelter" to 898211. Anyone who plans to evacuate should bring face masks, prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents, and childcare items (diapers, formula, etc.). For up-to-date travel and roadway information, visit

Our partner SBP provides helpful preparedness resources and recovery resources for both homeowners and businesses, including information on emergency kits.

Helpful sites to monitor the weather system include:

Stay safe and please feel free to follow up with feedback.
Important Clean-Up and Recovery Safety Tips
Many storm-related injuries happen after the storm has passed. Be sure to follow these important safety tips for clean-up and recovery efforts.

  • Do not walk through flowing water - six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.
  • Do not drive your car through a flooded area or drive around road barriers because you do not know if the road or bridge has been washed out.
  • Stay away from power lines and electrical wires and report downed power lines to your utility company.
  • Never use a generator inside your home or garage, even if the windows are open - generators emit Carbon Monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that can kill without warning.
  • Private water well owners whose wells flood should assume their well water is contaminated until screened. Until the water is confirmed to be negative for coliform bacteria, it should not be used for potable purposes. 
Technical Assistance
Our recovery from COVID-19, hurricanes, and other natural disasters is strengthened when we work together, share resources, and identify and respond to the needs of impacted communities, particularly communities impacted by inequities.
We want to hear from you: what assistance do you need to address your organization’s needs and those of the communities you serve? Examples of assistance include:

  • Facilitating connections to people or organizations
  • Providing access to training and educational opportunities
  • Identifying relevant resources

We are working with the CDC, Tulane University School of Public Health, and other state and federal partners to address your needs.
Your feedback is important. Please email us directly ( or fill out a request form here. The form is also available in Spanish here.
Training Information
Once this weather system passes, members of the public health workforce can begin the recovery process. 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