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Emergency Response

GSA provides assistance to federal employees, vendors, and the public. Find information on facilities, travel, damaged vehicles, GSA hot lines, and more.

Government Facilities Status and Information

Information on closed facilities is available here.

Building lessors should report any problems with a buildings as a result of the Hurricane to Chris Wisner, Assistant Commissioner for Leasing at

Supplies, Equipment, and Services

GSAAdvantage!® Disaster Relief provides federal agencies with supplies and equipment to support disaster relief and emergency preparedness.

Schedule 70: IT Products and Services can be used to provide "preparedness, response, and support solutions" during an emergency. The IT center also provides "related state and local procurement programs under the cooperative purchasing program," including disaster recovery, which provides emergency response. Learn More >>

For Vendors Offering Relief Supplies and Service

  • Businesses holding GSA schedules may be tasked for government relief efforts. 
  • Vendors not on schedule may request to be emergency procurement sources. 

Learn more about offering relief supplies

Asset Management Practices and Authorities

Asset management guidance is provided to federal agencies by GSA on the appropriate use of aircraft, motor vehicles, and personal property during times of emergency.




Emergency Information for Government Personnel

GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy issues bulletins that inform agencies if provisions of the Federal Travel Regulation are waived in emergencies. These include the authorization of actual subsistence expenses for official travel (both TDY and relocation).

Damaged GSA Fleet vehicles should be reported to Penny Hargett at GSA's Accident Management Center by calling (800) 325-2958 ext. 54008 or email Visit GSA's Motor Vehicle Policy page for assistance in managing your government fleet.

Emergency Authority for Government Charge Card Use: Purchasing goods and services during emergencies with government charge cards is allowed.

Per Diem Rates: If necessary, exceptions to existing rates for travel to impacted areas may be issued.  Announcements will be available here. Visit domestic per diem rates for regular rates.

Advice for temporary duty and relocation of government employees in affected areas is made available via GSA bulletins and other announcements.

Other emergency news and announcements will also be made available when issued such as:

Also, GSA's Travel Management Policy Office answers FTR related questions. 



GSA Hot Line

Information is available on building products, services, technology and other important issues. Federal customers can reach a GSA point of contact on the hotline numbers below. These hotlines are open to all customers 24 hours a day.

GSA's COOP Emergency Number: 

866-998-COOP (2667)

Emergency Coordinators

Assistance for federal agencies during presidentially-designated emergencies is provided by 

GSA Regional Emergency Coordinators

Other Government Assistance, provides links to the latest available information on relief and response.

  • Missing Persons — Lists and Search
  • Replacing Vital Records
  • Accessing Emergency-Related Hotlines
  • FAQs — Updated Daily también provee información del gobierno en español.

The National Contact Center answers inquiries on (800) FED-INFO and via email that comes in to Other federal information is available about health, safety, and government programs.

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