No need to hoard canned goods, ammunition and gold coins in preparation for the potential shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday.
This won’t be the zombie apocalypse.
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Federal Government Shutdown in Central Texas
Here’s a glance at how some federal government functions would be affected by a partial shutdown:
- 11,500 federal employees in the Austin area could be subject to furlough. Those deemed essential to ensuring national security, providing benefits, protecting life and property, and other central functions would continue to work.
- 45,000 soldiers based at Fort Hood would remain on duty. Their pay might be delayed if a shutdown stretches to Oct. 15.
- 6,000 civilian employees at Fort Hood could be furloughed, depending upon who is considered essential.
- 13 national parks in Texas would be closed, including the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas would also be shuttered.