PDF _ RS22281 - General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina
9-May-2006; Stephanie Smith; 5 p.

Update: August 25, 2006

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Abstract: Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing widespread flooding and significant infrastructure damage to 83 federal facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal government’s primary real property agency, with 11 regional offices that oversee GSA owned and leased federal buildings and courthouses. As of August 10, 2006, one leased building remained closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in GSA’s Southeast Region 4, which includes Alabama and Mississippi. In GSA’s Greater Southwest Region 7, one GSA facility and three leased facilities remained closed in Louisiana. GSA courthouse facilities in New Orleans, LA, which were temporarily relocated1 to Houston, TX, reopened in New Orleans on January 9, 2006. The 109th Congress authorized $38 million to GSA’s Federal Buildings Fund for repairs to damaged federal facilities (119 Stat. 2782). Two bills (S. 1708 and H.R. 4125) have been introduced authorizing the GSA Administrator to enter into emergency lease agreements for up to five years following a major disaster. This report will be updated as additional information is received.

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Topics: Biodiversity, Wetlands

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