During a natural disaster, VA’s first priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of the Veterans we serve. Despite the widespread devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing crisis in the Houston area, VA continues to deliver benefits and services in affected communities.
Here are some updates regarding VA operations in Texas and the benefits that may apply:
Health & Medical
If you’re in immediate danger or require medical assistance immediately, please call 9-1-1. The Veterans Crisis Line is operational and available if you or a family member is having a difficult time dealing with the disaster emotionally.
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center continues to care for almost 400 patients.
With the extensive flooding in the Houston area, local food supplies are limited. VA Houston leadership, Veterans Canteen Services, logistics staff, and partner U.S. Foods developed a plan to resupply the facility with perishable and non-perishable foods. After initially being turned back because of impassable roads, seven tractor trailers of food arrived late last night at the facility where staff welcomed the drivers and got to work unloading the food and supplies.
Vet Centers around the area are currently closed, except for Corpus Christi:
Corpus Christi – OPEN as of Tuesday Houston Southwest – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Houston West – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Harris County/Spring – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Beaumont – Closed Tuesday New Orleans – Closed Tuesday
Call the centers directly at