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Iowa City VA Health Care System

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Situation Update

As of Wednesday, March 23, 2016 11:14 AM CDT

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:

ICVAHCS Winter Storm Situation Report

Event: Winter Storm Warning

Affected ICVAHCS Locations: Decorah

Event Start Time: 1800 Wednesday 23 MAR 2016

Anticipated Event End Time: 1200 Thursday 24 MAR 2016

Situation: National Weather Service (NWS) La Cross has issued a winter storm warning for Winneshiek County from 1800 Wednesday to 1200 Thursday. The area can expect a significant snowfall up to 2 inches per hour with a total accumulation of 5-13 inches of mixed ice and snow. Hazardous travel conditions are likely during the Thursday morning commute time.


  • Van drivers should delay trips to Decorah until Thursday afternoon at the earliest, and monitor Iowa Department of Transportation Iowa511 website.

  • Clinics should assume patient difficulty in arriving for appointments and offer and be prepared for appointment rescheduling.

  • Clinic staff should monitor Iowa 511 website or mobile applications for current road conditions and allow extra time for travel.  

During a VA-declared emergency:

If you cannot make it to work and are unable to contact your supervisor, then please go to the VA Employee Emergency Information web site to post information about you and your status in this emergency.

VA Employees should return to this page for updates. For more information about this emergency, go to our main Emergency Information page.

VA Employee Helpline:

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