Hurricane Matthew 10/7/2016 6 PM



10/7/2016 6 PM Local Update – Hurricane Matthew

Links:  What’s New, Open Needs, Resources, Current Disasters, Fulfilled Needs, Volunteer

This report is provided for your planning purposes regarding Hurricane Matthew and its impact to the Caribbean and East Coast.

Hurricane Matthew slowly made its way up Florida’s East Coast today, and as of 5 PM Eastern was approximately 40 miles east of Jacksonville Beach, FL. Matthew’s top winds are around 110 mph indicating a slight decrease in strength. However, Matthew remains a dangerous storm and residents and businesses in coastal and low lying areas of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are urged to follow evacuation orders. Please follow official reporting from the National Hurricane Center ( for the current forecast.

Storm impacts in Florida include widespread power outages (approximately 700,000 statewide) and associated communications issues. Refer to official information sources for information regarding your area.

Links to information on items affecting supply chain activities is listed in the table below. This includes information on port and road conditions, transportation waivers for certain relief items, re-entry into evacuated areas, open/closed services, and more. Should there be information you need but do not see, please contact us and we will add it to the report. A single page summary of re-entry information for all states is being prepared by emergency management. This will be shared as soon as available.

ALAN is coordinating with emergency management and non-profit partners regarding their response. Needs are posted at:

We have open requests for warehouse space in Orlando for Florida response, and Miami and New York (JFK) to stage medical supplies, hygiene kits, and water filters for international response to Haiti. Submit your offer of assistance here:

We anticipate additional requests for warehouse space, transportation, and material handling equipment. PLEASE NOTE: These requests may take several days to a week to surface as damage assessments are completed and local resources are exhausted.

Should a coordination call be needed we will advise via this forum and our social media links. If you’d like more information on how you can assist with our response activities, please contact me.

Please help us share important messaging about this storm. Retweet us on Twitter, Share our posts on Facebook, and LinkedIn .

Thank you for your continued support of ALAN and all those we serve!


Kathy Fulton
Executive Director
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
Office: 863.668.4238
Mobile: 863.559.6188

What’s New – Hurricane Matthew 

Please follow official reporting from the National Hurricane Center ( for the current forecast.

To offer support for this event, you may place a pin on our aid map.

If you prefer a text based format, you can post your offers here or send me an email.



Open Needs – ALAN Nonprofit Partners
Truck111x74 2 Transportation Warehouse111x74Warehouse
TBD MIA, NYC, Orlando area
Forklift111x74 Material Handling Equipment expertise 2Expertise
Florida: 3 forklifts TBD


Information and Resources for Businesses
Business Preparedness / Situational Awareness
Safe and Well (mark yourself or search for employees)

Facebook Safety Check

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Disaster Help Desk 888-MY BIZ HELP (888-692-4943)
National Business Emergency Operations Center
Register to receive FEMA Daily Updates
Florida Business Emergency Operations Center
Re-entry guidance: 

Report business damages:
Georgia Business Emergency Operations  Contact Janay Stargell
North Carolina Business Emergency Operations Center Contact
South Carolina Business Emergency Operations Center Contact Dave Perry – to receive information updates.

Re-entry guidance: 

Re-entry request:

Information on waivers for motor carriers and drivers providing direct emergency relief to, from or within the areas covered by the declarations

Motor Carrier safety waivers (including hours) of service are in place for vehicles responding to Matthew in FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA.

FL: Executive Order 16-230
GA: Executive Order
NC: Executive Order 108 (Amended)
SC: Executive Order 2015-26
VA: Executive Order 60 (link pending)

Road conditions: Contraflow operations are in place on I-26 in South Carolina and I-16 in Georgia to facilitate evacuation.

FL: Tolls in Florida are suspended.





Port conditions: (as of 5:00 PM EDT) FL Jacksonville (Port Canaveral, Port of Fernandina, Port of Jacksonville):PORT CONDITION ZULU

FL Key West (Key West): OPEN (Key West at PORTCON4)

FL Miami (Fort Pierce, Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach): FORT PIERCE CLOSED, ALL OTHERS OPEN

FL St. Petersburg (Big Bend, Boca Grande, Bradenton, Cedar Key, Charlotte, East Bay, Egmont Key, Fort Myers Beach, Fowey Rocks, Hillsborough Bay, Manatee, Port Manatee, Port Sutton, Rattlesnake, Rockport, Sand Key, Sarasota, St Petersburg, Tampa, Weedon Island): OPEN PORTCON4

GA Savannah (Brunswick, Savannah): OPEN


SC (Beaufort, Charleston, Georgetown): CLOSED PORT CONDITION ZULU

Airport status (as of 5 PM EDT)

Closed Airports Anticipated reopening
FIN 10/8/2016 12:00 UTC.
ISM 10/8/2016 22:00 UTC.
OMN 10/8/2016 12:00 UTC.
SFB 10/8/2016 16:00 UTC.
SGJ 10/8/2016 16:00 UTC.
SSI 10/9/2016 16:00 UTC.
VRB 10/8/2016 17:00 UTC.
MCO 10/8/2016 10:00 UTC
JAX 10/7/2016 23:00 UTC
Information on open / closed status of retail facilities in affected areas: (open pharmacies


Current Disasters / Impacts
We are participating in response activities for the following events.
Hurricane Matthew
We are actively responding to this event.
Louisiana Flooding
We continue to monitor this event.


Fulfilled Needs & Other ALAN Activities

Thank you to those who have offered support for our current response including Camrett Logistics, Commercial Warehousing, Raymond Handling, and Swafford Transport.

We’re also grateful for our association and media partners who are sharing messaging including ATA, Georgia Logistics, IWLA, MHI, WERC, DCVelocity, CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can participate in future response activities, contact us today.

Volunteering With ALAN

We continue to seek volunteers to assist with all areas of our work. If you’d like to learn more, register today.

Special appreciation to volunteers Joe T. from TSquared Logistics, Tim F. from Foremost Quality Logistics, and Sandra F. from Pro Transportation Services, Inc. for their assistance with this response.

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