Nearly 170 people are reported stranded in New York City, where Coast Guard helicopters are now being deployed, said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick. Most calls the Coast Guard received this morning were inland-based, Frederick said.
The Federal Drive gets post-superstorm Sandy updates from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Federal Executive Board in Baltimore has recommended that federal agencies in Baltimore reopen Wednesday — with unscheduled leave and telework options in place. There’s no word yet from the Office of Personnel Management on the operating status of federal buildings in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday.
The National Park Service says its low-lying monuments and memorials along the National Mall came through superstorm Sandy largely unscathed. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson says there’s a slight possibility that the World War II Memorial could have some minor flooding, but it’s designed to withstand it and would not be damaged.
Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area reopened Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework options available to employees, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Before OPM made the announcement, several agencies contacted by Federal News Radio detailed only minor impacts from the storm and said they would be ready to open if OPM made that decision.
Level 3 Government Markets Group’s vice president shares IT backup lessons from superstorm Sandy. And a National Research Council committee report lays out why floods and other disasters will be in our future unless the federal government makes major changes.
The Thrift Savings Plan starts processing transactions on Wednesday after the U.S. markets were closed for the past two days due to Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy.
After superstorm Sandy, the government is putting all hands on deck response to the storm, providing on-the-ground assistance, federal funding and coordinating rescue and clean-up efforts.
Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area are open Thursday and operating under normal procedures, the Office of Personnel Management announced.