Harvey and Irma
The 2017 hurricane season has been unusually active and severe, with Harvey and Irma cutting large swaths of destruction through Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Houses are flooded, roads are closed, electricity is off, and thousands of residents are out of their homes for an unknown period of time. For those directly affected, even the most routine tasks may very well be impossible to complete.
For TRICARE emergency prescription refills:
Operations at VA facilities and associated clinics:
Department of Defense Disaster Relief information:
Disaster relief efforts are foremost in our minds, but it is ideal to plan ahead and be prepared for any emergency situation. For those lucky enough to be out of harm’s way, revisit your family’s emergency plans and make sure you have everything you need to face what Mother Nature may throw at you. If you do not yet have an emergency plan, get started on one today! TRICARE offers a helpful checklist for health care related disaster preparedness, while the National Readiness Campaignhelps you and your family think through and plan for different emergency situations.
Contribute to Relief Efforts
If you’re interested in donating to the massive relief efforts underway, the four military service relief agencies are in the best position to identify and address the most urgent needs.