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Hurricane Response Information

The Office of Emergency Management coordinates incident response and recovery efforts for the Department of the Interior.

Budget and Finance Information

ESF-13 Law Enforcement Mission Assignments

All other Mission Assignments

Federal Resources and Information

  • Hurricane response and recovery work can be hazardous. Interior employees should be aware of the dangers involved and proper safety precautions. Use this Safety Guide to prepare and prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. 
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, is the lead agency for the federal response to severe weather emergencies.
  • For information about tropical weather that may be affecting an area near you, please visit the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NHC issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of tropical weather.
  • provides links to the latest available information on relief and response, including storm preparedness, helping survivors, and other resources.
  • Check these special web pages of hurricane response information and updates from the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Service.

Special Policies 

The Department of the Interior and other federal agencies often issue special memorandums and policies to enable flexibility and swift response to particular hurricanes. Check the individual hurricane page to stay up to date.

The documents listed here apply broadly to all hurricanes: 

  • Thrift Savings Plan: The TSP has made a temporary change to withdrawl rules for participants affected by recent hurricanes.
  • Department of the Interior:  Additional Time and Attendance and Special Coding Information for Hurricane Recovery Work.