Reclamation Operating Status and Employee Notification

Important operational and employee information for those who may be in an emergency situation or disaster area will be placed on this site when such conditions exist.

Employees should inform their offices of their location and personal status if they are affected by an emergency or disaster, whether in their work or residential location, or a travel location (including both business or vacation travel). If you are unable to contact your local office, please call Reclamation's Emergency Location Reporting Phone Number at

Also follow Reclamation on Twitter @usbr. If you are not a Twitter subscriber you can still follow Reclamation's Twitter account.

  1. Send "Follow @usbr" to 40404 using your SMS or text message client on your cell phone.
  2. You will now receive every Twitter post from the Bureau of Reclamation including emergency notifications.
  3. If the emergency has passed and you don't want to receive them anymore, send "Off @usbr" to 40404 using your SMS or Text Message client on your cell phone and you won't receive any more tweets from Reclamation.

FEMA has implementedan E-mail Subscription Management system, GovDelivery, which operates in conjunction with FEMA’s Internet website.  The service transmits e-mail alerts when new and important information is posted on 

Through these alerts, FEMA’s news updates and information is delivered directly to our users – to their PC, laptop or wireless device. It’s a fast, effective way of keeping FEMA partners and the public informed about updates on FEMA's website in areas where they have the most interest.

Signing up is easy. Users can simply click on the envelope icons found throughout No personal information is required, just an e-mail address where the alerts will be sent and the user’s zip code and state. Subscribers select which topics that they want updates on, such as disaster and/or emergency declarations, and national and local press releases. The alerts are sent as soon as updates are posted on the FEMA website or in daily, weekly or monthly digests.

Because each subscriber will provide their zip code and state, FEMA will be able to send messages to all subscribers in a declared disaster area, giving them updates about aid and information about how to obtain assistance.  This will be a significant enhancement in improving communications with victims during a disaster.

FEMA employees are also encouraged to register for the service and receive updates on their program area or specialty.  Questions about GovDelivery can be directed to:

Gene Luke (Mitigation Emergency Management Specialist) –

Sign up via FEMA free e-mail subscription service

Last Updated: 9/30/15