Hurricane Arthur – Advisory 5

ALAN Advisory 5
Hurricane Arthur
July 4, 2014

ADVISORY HIGHLIGHTS: Arthur weakens to category 1, heads to New England

EVENT INFORMATION
REFER TO OFFICIAL SOURCES FOR THE LATEST STORM INFORMATION
As of 11 PM EDT on 7/3/2014, Arthur was a weakening category 1 hurricane. It is expected to pass southeast of New England tonight, over or near Nova Scotia early Saturday, and over the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Saturday night. It is expected to slow slightly this evening, becoming a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday. Tropical storm warning is in effect for* Nantucket * Cape Cod from Provincetown to Woods Hole * Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island * Prince Edward Island * New Brunswick from the US/Canada border to Grand-Anse. In additionhigh wind warnings for winds in excess of 40 mph are in effect for portions of eastern Maine. Refer to official sources for updated information. (source: NWS NHC Hurricane Arthur Public Advisory 17, 7/3/2014 9 PM EDT )

ALAN ACTIVITIES
ALAN is closely monitoring the track of this storm and is in communication with our emergency management and voluntary agency partners regarding their activities. No activities are scheduled at this time and we anticipate standing down pending Arthur’s impact in New England.

LOGISTICS NEEDS / REQUESTS
North Carolina VOADs report limited damages and no unmet needs or requests for support. If needs are identified during recovery operations 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 Kathy@ALANAid.org  for review and processing.  Offers should include product / service, quantity, location, and contact information.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
ALAN is a member of FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC). As part of the response planning process, the NBEOC captures information on facility operating status and capabilities.  They are particularly interested in any anticipated or actual challenges your organization or facilities are facing as the storm moves up the coast, as well as your existing capabilities to provide goods and services to the area populations – both during evacuations and during response. This information is shared with the FEMA situational awareness team to help with planning efforts in support of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in the disaster area. Types of commodities of particular interest include: • water • meals  • blankets • cots • tarps • plastic sheeting • baby and infant food • new mother/infant/toddler kits • Durable Medical Equipment • Consumable Medical Supplies If you are able to provide these items or others not listed, and are not yet a member of a regional or national BEOC, please contact Kathy@ALANAid.org for registration information. Further information regarding the program can be viewed in the NBEOC Overview document.

KNOWN IMPACTS TO BUSINESS / SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES
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 Kathy@ALANAid.org for more information.

North Carolina Bonner Bridge closed pending inspection.  NC HWY 12 continues to be assessed for stability by the Army Corps of Engineers.  (source: NC Emergency Management Private Sector Partner Final Report, 1 PM 7/4/2014)

North Carolina communications, power, transportation, and retail reported little impact from the storm and anticipated to be operating as normal following the Independence Day Holiday.  The exception is in areas of Outer Banks where roads are not yet opened. (source: FEMA BEOC conference call 11 AM 7/4/2014)

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

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