Hurricane Arthur – Advisory 4

ALAN Advisory 4
Hurricane Arthur
July 4, 2014

ADVISORY HIGHLIGHTS: Arthur heads out to sea, damage assessments begin, impacts to supply chain/business activities

Overnight Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 Hurricane before making a slight turn to the northeast. As of 11 AM EDT on 7/4/2014, Arthur was forecast to pass well offshore of the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States this afternoon,  pass southeast of New England tonight, and be near or over western Nova Scotia early Saturday. All hurricane warnings have been discontinued; tropical storm warnings and watches remain in effect for several areas. Refer to official sources for updated information. (source: NWS NHC Hurricane Arthur Public Advisory 15, 7/4/2014 11 AM EDT )

ALAN is closely monitoring the track and impact of this storm and is in communication with our emergency management and voluntary agency partners regarding their activities.  ALAN is participating in conference calls to gather situational awareness and will share relevant data via this forum, on our website, and via social media.

Now that the storm has exited the state, North Carolina officials have begun conducting damage assessments. At this time there are no unmet needs or requests for support, but we anticipate some activity in the next 48 – 72 hours. As needs are identified they will be posted in this section and on the donations management portal.  Offers of support may also be posted on the portal or forwarded to  for review and processing.  Offers should include product / service, quantity, location, and contact information.

ALAN is a member of FEMA’s  Regional and National Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC). As part of the response planning process, the BEOC captures and shares information on facility operating status and capabilities.  If you would like to share and receive information about business disruptions, contact for more information.

At this time there are limited impacts to transportation infrastructure due to this event. Should your business experience a disruption due to this event, ALAN may be able to assist you with connecting to resources to support your resumption / recovery.  Contact for more information.

The governor of North Carolina has issued an executive order temporarily suspending motor vehicle regulations to ensure restoration of utility services and the transportation of emergency supplies. FMCSA will post any additional items on their website:

North Carolina highway 12 is currently being assessed for stability by the Army Corps of Engineers.  (source: FEMA BEOC conference call 11 AM 7/4/2014)

North Carolina Power outages: Total: 44,236. Duke Energy: 18,429(Carteret County,11,607). Dominion: 3,297 (Dare County, 2,171). Electric Membership Corp: 22,510. (Carteret County, 11, 453, and Hyde County, 3508) (source: NC State Emergency Response Team Situation Report 10 AM 7/4/2014)  NOTE: Duke reports approximately 10,000 customers remain without power as of 11 AM 7/4/2014, and they have sufficient resources to restore the majority of those outages on 7/4/2014. (source: FEMA BEOC conference call 11 AM 7/4/2014)

Virginia power outages: 5,229 Dominion Power: 5,229 Northern Virginia: 857 Richmond Metro/Tri-Cities: 1923 Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck: 288  Southeastern Virginia: 1,872 APCO: No significant outages Electrical Cooperatives: No significant outages (source: Virginia Emergency Operations Center Tropical Cyclone Arthur Spot Report #5, 10 AM 7/4/2014)

Evacuation orders are still in effect for Hyde, Dare, and Beaufort counties with 14 shelters open housing less than 300 people total (source: NC Emergency Management Private Sector Partner Report, 9:09 AM 7/4/2014)

Virginia reports wind gusts to 50 to 60 mph have been reported by trained spotters and weather systems over the Bay from the Bay Bridge Tunnel to Hampton. These gusty winds are peaking and could last until 10 am. Winds should gradually decrease later this morning and especially this afternoon after 2 pm. (source: Virginia Emergency Operations Center Tropical Cyclone Arthur Spot Report #5, 10 AM 7/4/2014)

One provider noted their land based communications outages in the Wilmington, NC market as of 8 AM 7/4/2014 are approximately residential 11K, commercial 420. All equipment was operating on commercial power.  One provider reported their cellular communications outages were 2 sites out of service with an additional 10 operating on generator power.  They did not anticipate any issues restoring these communications. (source: FEMA BEOC conference call 11 AM 7/4/2014)

FEMA has established an Incident Support Base (ISB) at Fort Bragg, NC. The ISB allows FEMA and other federal partners to pre-stage commodities closer to areas potentially affected by severe weather, allowing quick movement of needed supplies throughout nearby affected states. (FEMA Region IV Private Sector Update #6 | Tropical Storm Arthur, 6:37 PM EDT 7/3/2014) UPDATE: The ISB remains open to support FEMA region 3 if necessary; not expected to be needed for FEMA Region 4. (source: FEMA BEOC conference call 11 AM 7/4/2014)

Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator  – tool to determine best evacuation routes (source: Virginia Briefing Report 7/3/2014)

FEMA National BEOC Overview document or email FEMA-NRCC-NBEOC@FEMA.DHS.GOV

FEMA Region IV BEOC: To gain access: email your first and last name, company/business name, type of business, phone number, and the email address you intend to use for the portal to with the Subject line: Requesting access to RIV PS Portal.

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