• Preparing for hurricanes and other emergencies

    Each September, we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies that can happen at any time with little or no warning. September 25-30 is the last week of the annual National Preparedness Month.

  • Are you ready for hurricane season?

    Information about hurricane season and what you can do to be ready. Make important decisions about your family's safety and prepare a plan now.

  • Hurricane season – save these phone numbers & links

    Next week is the official start of summer and, in parts of the country, hurricane season. Veterans and their families can find help and support through the resources listed in this blog. Print out a copy, put it on the fridge and make sure everyone in your family knows what to do.

  • Sick Marine Corps Veteran evacuated from Caribbean island

    Marine Corps Veteran Donald Germann survived a hurricane with 180 to 190 mph winds, but his chronic medical issues needed immediate care. Here’s how a VA partnership got him to safety.

  • Hurricane tips for Veterans and families

    Hurricane Season is June 1 – Nov. 30. Never underestimate the value of being prepared! Check out the information below to learn more about hurricanes, hazards associated with hurricanes and what you can do to prepare.

  • Veteran thankful for Panama City VA Outpatient Clinic

    Coast Guard Veteran Randall Akins selects an apple at VA’s Veterans Canteen Service mobile vehicle. The mobile vehicle is deployed to provide hot meals to Veterans in the aftermath of natural disasters.

  • VA prioritizing all pending Veterans benefits appeals claims for victims of hurricanes Florence and Michael

    Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes Florence and Michael will now have their pending appeals claims for benefits prioritized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), department officials announced.

  • Hurricane Florence Updates – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    All facilities supporting the intake of evacuated patients and remaining active during the storm have topped off energy, food and oxygen supplies.

  • The power of a phone call: VA telehealth emergency response team reaches out to Puerto Rico’s Veterans

    For weeks after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico, Dr. Sarai Ambert-Pompey struggled to reach two of her family members — an uncle who is a Veteran and an aunt who had been sick.

  • Active hurricane season tests VA facility preparedness

    Managing patient flow during a natural disaster requires hospital staff to be able to view available beds at any of VHA’s 144 medical centers across the nation.

  • Hurricane Maria: VA’s ongoing support for Veterans in Puerto Rico

    A month and a half after the devastation of Hurricane […]

  • Phoenix VA employees answer the call, volunteer for hurricane relief efforts

    The need for volunteers continues to increase as the situation in Puerto Rico becomes more dire, with substandard living for many on the island still recovering from the devastating Hurricane Maria.

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