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Delayed reporting for Fort Hood on Tuesday as water woes continue

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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 6:08 pm

FORT HOOD — Despite progress made to restoring water on post, officials announced physical training is cancelled Tuesday morning.

All units will cancel physical training, the release stated. Soldiers and airmen should report to work at 9 a.m. Department of the Army civilians will report to work at normal reporting times. Contract personnel should contact their employers for reporting times.

Fort Hood and some surrounding cities are still asking citizens to limit their water usage and boil water in response to a water main break Saturday night.

Fort Hood Child Development Centers will be open at the normal time to receive children. Physical fitness centers will reopen at 9 a.m.

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and outlying clinics will resume normal hours and staffing. All outpatient clinics will be operational and patients should plan to keep their appointments at respective clinics.

In light of the continued conservation status, surgeries will continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Patients with scheduled surgical procedures can expect to receive instructions directly from their care team. Labor and Delivery will assume a modified operations plan. Patients should call the Triage Nurse at 254-288-8398 or 254-288-8400 for instructions.

The Emergency Department, Inpatient Services, Pharmacy, Lab, and Radiology will continue normal operations. Beneficiaries with emergent medical concerns should report to the Emergency Department for care.

The "Boil Water Notice" order will remain in effect until officials from American Water receive confirmation from laboratory analysis that the water quality meets drinking water standards.

Fort Hood officials said they will continue to monitor the water situation throughout the evening. If projected improvements are slower than currently anticipated, the command may implement changes to this schedule and to current reporting procedures.

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