Flag Lowered at Walter Reed Early Due to Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene pushed up the closing of Walter Reed Medical Center. The last remaining patients were transferred to Bethesda today. The Navy Facebook reports that more than 100 patients were moved without incident and the flag was lowered for good at the 102-year-old Army hospital earlier Saturday.

VA Emergency Response for Hurricane Irene information is available at VA Emergency website.

Veterans and their families may call 800-507-4571 for information and assistance about VA facilities.

For additional information regarding specific VA facilities, visit the local VA Medical Center website, or the Facilities Locator, and/or sign-up for email updates.

Additional information may be found on VA’s blog – VAntage Point.

Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.  Visit ready.gov to learn about preparedness kits, family emergency plans, and more.

VA Employee Emergency Information

VA employees may call 1-866-233-0152 for assistance and information about VA facilities.

During an emergency, please use the Employee Emergency Information Form to post information about you and your status.


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