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Hurricane Harvey Update

October 18. 2017
Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017 on the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Numerous U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and facilities were impacted by the storm and the unprecedented rainfall that followed.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to work with partners to create a more resilient coast for wildlife and people.

Visit the Hurricane Harvey website for more information.
Visit the Service's hurricane page for information on storms that impact Regions within the Service.

Post Evacuation Information for FWS Employees

Post evacuation information will provide notification to employees regarding when they can return to worksites. These worksites may be located within the storm impact zone or outside the zone depending on severity of damage.

Endangered Species Emergency Consultation

Until further notice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will address all hurricane related Federal activities within counties of Presidentially-declared disaster areas following the approach below. Environmental compliance for areas outside of Presidentially-declared disaster areas is also addressed. The Section 7(p) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the emergency consultation provisions of the regulations that implement the ESA (50 CFR section 402) will be used.

FWS Press Releases

Press releases will provide information that is intended to inform the public on the status of Fish and Wildlife Service facilities and services affected by the hurricane.

Links to Hurricane Resources:
FEMA Preparedness
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service - NOAA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Emergency Preparedness and Response
Disaster Preparedness Information
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services


FEMA Federal Resource page for Hurricane Harvey
FEMA Federal Resources for Hurricane Harvey

This information is intended for Service employees and their families.

In the event of a hurricane, follow your established evacuation plan. Contact the hurricane desk within 12 hours of the storms passing be phone or email and provide them with your current status.

Visit the
National Hurricane Center
for current information on the storm.

Employees of the USFWS, Southwest Region, can access more information at:

This site is for employees only
and will require an Active
Directory Username and

Please check this site for
updates to approved leave and
other administrative notices.

Download the 2017 Hurricane Response Plan

OPM Special Solicitation for
Victims of Hurricane Harvey


Last updated: February 12, 2019