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Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Michael is shaping up to be one of the pivotal natural disasters of 2018. Right on the heels of Hurricane Florence, the southeastern United States is once again in the crosshairs of a major hurricane and weather event.

Contingency plans have been set in motion, with the Defense Department mobilizing and Department of Veterans Affairs taking action. Below are updates as of Wednesday, October 10th, and a list of resources for those affected by this event.

For Veterans

For those living in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, your local care from VA facilities may be affected. According to the VA, Florida and Georgia have some of the highest populations of veterans by state in the U.S., meaning many will be impacted by this storm. Here’s the latest from the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Unless noted, facilities are operating under normal hours at this time.

Florida

  • Marianna CBOC – Closed until further notice
  • Tallahassee HCC – Closed until Oct. 12th
  • Perry CBOC – Closed until Oct. 12th
  • Eglin OPC – Closed until Oct. 12th
  • Panama City OPC – Closed until further notice

 
Georgia

  • Valdosta CBOC – Closed until Oct. 12th
  • Waycross CBOC – closed until Oct. 12th
  • Carl Vinson VAMC Outpatient Clinic – Closed Oct. 11th
  • Albany OPC – Closed Oct. 11th
  • Brunswick OPC – Closed Oct. 11th
  • Macon OPC – Closed Oct. 11th
  • Perry OPC – Closed Oct. 11th
  • Milledgeville OPC – Closed Oct. 11th
  • Tifton OPC – Closed Oct. 11th

 
Alabama

  • Dothan CBOC – Closed through 10 AM on Oct. 12th
  • Ft. Rucker CBOC – Closed through 10 AM on Oct. 12th

 
If you need assistance or have any questions, use the hotlines below to be connected with resources:

  • Veteran Disaster Hotline Number: 1-800-507-4571
  • Employee Disaster Hotline Number: 1-866-233-0152
  • VBA Hotline Number: 1-800-827-1000
  • Pharmacy Customer Care: 1- 866-400-1243
  • Vet Center/Counseling: 1-877-WAR-VETS

Check back here for updates on VA facilities and impacts to care.

Military Personnel and Families

Hurricane Michael is on track to hit areas where many military families call home. Our friends at the National Military Family Association put together a list of resources for military families impacted by Hurricane Florence, but the information is still pertinent for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

 
Military Aid Societies

 
Major Commands

 

Today and everyday, we have your back. Our RRRP team is standing by if you need assistance in the days and weeks after Hurricane Florence hits to connect you with the resources you need.

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