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Most federal buildings have reopened after the Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.
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Federal employees who experience major loss during Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy can apply for a grant from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. FEEA also offers no-interest emergency loans of up to $1,000. Loans are repaid through the employees' payroll.
FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.
Steve Cooper, acting deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, his agency added staffing to follow progress of the major East Coast storm.
GSA said the storm has not had an effect on the USA.gov and GobineroUSA websites, which are providing federal information related to Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy.
Frank Baitman, the CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services, said his agency applied lessons from this summer's Derecho as it prepared for the storm hitting the region this week. He said HHS tested and fixed server fail-over problems.
Postal Service employees will attempt to deliver mail the day after superstorm Sandy hit the D.C. region.
The pot of money funding FEMA's relief efforts contains $3.6 billion, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. That includes some funds carried over from last fiscal year as well as new funding from the stopgap spending measure approved by Congress last month.
The Executive Leadership Conference scheduled to take place this week in Williamsburg, Va. has been canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.
D.C.-area federal government offices are closed for the second consecutive day due to superstorm Sandy. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio before the storm hit, OPM Director John Berry called Sandy a "significant life-threatening event." He urged feds to stay inside and stay "hunkered down." There is no word yet on the federal government's operating status on Wednesday.