Last updated on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 1:27 PM EDT
Salisbury VA Medical Center and all Outpatient Clinics are operating on a NORMAL schedule.
Regarding Veteran health care during a shutdown: It's important to know that the Veterans Health Administration, the branch of VA that operates our VA medical centers, including the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C., has advance appropriations for fiscal year 2014. This means that our Medical Center, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Hickory, and our other health services continue to remain open.
In the event of a prolonged shutdown, VA will continue to review and update its plan in conjunction with the applicable legal requirements and circumstances.
More information is available, and will be updated, at www.va.gov.
Check back on this page or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VASalisbury for additional information as weather conditions change.
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Visit ready.gov to learn about preparedness kits, family emergency plans, and more.
Do you have a family disaster plan?
Now is the time to plan what you, your family, and your pets would do in the event of a hurricane.
Personal Preparedness Checklist (2 weeks supply)
Water - 18 1/2 gallons of water per person (1/2 gallon for drinking, 2 gallons for bathing)
Food - Ready to eat canned foods, shelf stable snacks, and beverages
Medicine - first aid kit that contains aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, antacid, antiseptic, scissors, insect repellent
Personal Hygiene/Care Items - toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo, denture needs, eyeglasses, sun protection
Other supplies - battery operated radio, flashlight and batteries, non-electric can opener, portable cooler and ice, plastic trash bags, tarp or sheet plastic, duct tape, cleaning supplies such as bleach, paper napkins, plates and cups, pillows and blankets
Keep a list of all medications in your personal preparedness kit
Keep a 15 day supply of medication and supplies on hand - Do not allow your supply to go below 15 days
For medications that require refrigeration, make sure you have a small portable cooler or ice chest ready for easy transport if needed
If you must evacuate, bring prescription bottles, whether full or empty, of all medications that you are currently taking with you
Veterans are advised to follow evacuation orders given by local governments.