Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery

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GSA provides assistance to federal employees, vendors and citizens. Find information on facilities, travel, damaged vehicles, GSA hotlines and more.

GSA Hotlines

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.

  • Serving customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: 817-978-2210 or send email at
  • Serving customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina: 404-224-2222.

For Vendors Offering Relief Supplies and Service

Hurricane Response - Asset Management Practices and Authorities

  • GSA provides guidance on appropriate asset (aircraft, motor vehicles, and personal property) management in response to hurricane support efforts.
  • Businesses holding GSA Schedules may be tasked for support of government relief efforts. Vendors not on schedule may request to be considered as sources for emergency procurements.

Emergency Information for Government Personnel

Damaged Government Vehicle

Any GSA Fleet vehicles damaged by a hurricane 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 in response to hurricane relief efforts.

Emergency Authority for Government Charge Card Use

Purchasing goods and services during emergencies with government charge cards is allowed.

Emergency News for Government Travelers

Advice for temporary duty and relocation of government employees in affected areas is in GSA Bulletin FTR 05-06 [DOC - 58 KB]. GSA announces increased privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates. A contract for emergency lodging services is available to government travelers.

Hurricane Response: Teleworking Encouraged

President Bush is calling for energy conservation and federal agencies are on notice to increase the use of telecommuting, carpooling and public transportation. In response, the GSA-sponsored Washington Metropolitan Telework Centers are available at no charge to agencies through December 31, 2005, to increase federal telework usage. Employees, managers, supervisors and telework coordinators can visit the joint GSA and OPM website on telework for more information.

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

  • Missing Persons—Lists and Search
  • Replacing Vital Records
  • Accessing Hurricane-Related Hotlines
  • FAQs—Updated Daily también provee información del gobierno en español sobre cómo prepararse antes de un huracán y cómo recuperarse luego del mismo. Encuentre las respuestas a sus preguntas sobre asistencia, vivienda, registro de sobrevivientes, donaciones y recursos generales en Huracanes Wilma, Katrina y Rita Also, the National Contact Center is answering inquiries on 1 800-FED-INFO as well as email that comes in to Other federal information is available about health, safety, and government programs.

Additionally, the Department of Commerce has established the Hurricane Contracting Information Center to provide a central point of reference for businesses, especially Minority-owned businesses and small- and medium-sized enterprises, to register for and become aware of federal contracting opportunities in the Gulf Coast area. DOC has also established a HCIC assistance hotline, 888-4USADOC.

Last Reviewed: 2022-07-29