Get Ready: Tropical Storm Barry Set to Hit Northern Gulf Coast Saturday Morning
Posted by Tony Nguyen on July 12th, 2019
Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Tropical Storm Barry is intensifying and is expected to make landfall Saturday as a hurricane along the northern Gulf Coast, spreading widespread torrential rain up the lower Mississippi Valley, leading to major river flooding and flash flooding in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, along with storm-surge flooding and strong winds.
According to Weather.com:
- Tropical Storm Barry will move ashore along the northern Gulf Coast Saturday morning.
- A major threat of rainfall flooding is in play over the northern Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley.
- New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are among the cities in a high risk for flooding rainfall.
- Hurricane, tropical storm and storm-surge warnings have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast.
- Storm-surge flooding will also add to the water worries, particularly along and east of Barry’s track.
- Power outages are likely in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.
We encourage you to visit the following pages from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own Website by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well.
Disaster Information Management Research Center
HealthCare Ready Rx Open is activated for LA and MS for this storm. Rx Open helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disasters.
HealthCare Ready is in ENGAGED status for Hurricane Barry.
Federal Agency Resources
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
- Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) Topic Collection: Utility Failures (e.g. blackouts, potable water)
- ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection: Healthcare Facility Evacuation/Sheltering
- HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code
- Public Health Emergency declared by HHS Secretary Azar for Louisiana
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has created an events webpage for Hurricane Barry
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Although we are not sure what the full impact of this hurricane will have in our region, please reach out to the NNLM SEA and NDCO if we can be of assistance. We will continue to update this article with more information as the hurricane progresses to the gulf coast. Please keep us up-to-date regarding the status of your library/institution but more importantly let us know you are safe and well.
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