FEDS FEEL THE WRATH OF HURRICANE HARVEY - August 29, 2017
Nearly 60,000 Feds Impacted by Harvey
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The Office of Personnel Management said Monday that 59,600 federal employees from 45 agencies work in the region impacted by Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas over the weekend. OPM is coordinating its response with local federal executive boards.
Harvey made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, late Friday as a category 4 hurricane before moving north to Houston, dumping torrential rain across a wide area and causing massive flooding. Although Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday, heavy rainfall pounded the area throughout the weekend and is forecast to continue for days.