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Kimbrough’s Adverse Weather Operations

Kimbrough’s first priority is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Accordingly, it may
become necessary to respond to adverse weather. Kimbrough’s adverse weather policy mirrors
that of U.S. Army Garrison Fort George G. Meade and is summarized as follows:

Fort Meade Adverse Weather Plan is Kimbrough ACC Adverse weather plan can
available by calling the Fort Meade 24-Hour be accessed by calling our information line
Adverse Weather Line (301) 677-MEAD (301) 677-8392 or by viewing the
(6323) Kimbrough Web site at:
www.narmc.amedd.army.mil/kacc/

Normal Operations – Self-explanatory Normal Operations – self-explanatory

Early Release – Personnel are released Early Release – Personnel might be


from work to ensure safe travel and released from work as directed by the
evacuation of the post. Mission Essential Commander. A determination will be made
Personnel remain on duty. based on conditions and Patient care
needs. Clinical Staff will ensure continuity of
care for all patients in the clinic.

Delayed Arrival – Intent is to allow ample Delayed Arrival – Personnel are


time for safe travel to Fort Meade. encouraged to attempt prompt arrival to
Personnel are encouraged to attempt care for our patients. A reasonable grace
prompt arrival. Message will say “_ hour period as defined by the Garrison message
delay.” will be observed.

Delayed Opening – Intent is to restrict Delayed Opening – Kimbrough will be


arrival of personnel until a specified time to closed until the specified time in the
allow for clearing roadways and parking Installation Commander’s announcement.
lots. Message will say “Report at ___.”

Reduced Operations – Intent is to restrict Reduced Operations – Kimbrough will be


travel to, from, and on Fort Meade due to closed.
severe weather. This is the most restrictive
adverse weather advisory.

If you miss a scheduled outpatient appointment, Pre-admissions appointment for surgery, or


surgery, you should do the following after normal operations have resumed to reschedule your
appointment or surgery:
- To reschedule an outpatient appointment, call 301-677-8606.
- To reschedule a Pre-admissions appointment for a surgery, call 301-677-8020.
- To reschedule a surgery, you should call your surgeon’s office.

Patients with appointments or scheduled surgeries are encouraged to check any of the
aforementioned phone numbers, to include the Fort Meade 24-Hour Adverse Weather Line
(301) 677-6323, or the following Radio or TV Stations prior to departure for your appointment:

Radio – WBAL (AM 1090/Balto.), WTOP (AM 1500 and FM107.7/Wash., DC);

TV – WJZ/Ch. 13 (Balto.); WBAL/Ch. 11 (Balto.); WMAR (Ch.2/Balto.); WJAL (Ch.7/Wash.,


DC), WRC/Ch. 4 (Wash., D.C.). WUSA (Ch.9/Wash., DC), WTTG (Ch. 5, Wash., DC)