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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Louisiana as the Result of Hurricane Harvey

As a result of the consequences of Tropical Storm Harvey on the State of Louisiana, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Thomas E. Price, M.D., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since August 27, 2017 in the State of Louisiana.


Thomas E. Price, M.D.

  • This page last reviewed: August 30, 2017