September 18, 2017 – Irma and Harvey Recovery
The first weekend of after Hurricane Irma hit Florida and other parts of the Southeast and Caribbean found many communities still in response mode. Roads in the Florida Keys were finally opened, but residents were advised that they should be prepared to provide for themselves for several days as services were limited. The non-profit community was out in full force, providing supplies like meals, water, and cleaning supplies, and looking towards how to structure their recovery activities. In Texas, the recovery process is beginning to gain momentum. As a result of the response/recovery work underway, ALAN has received several new requests for the support of the logistics community.
How to Help
Please continue to view requests for support posted on our needs map. Note that ALAN does not purchase logistics services for our response activities, so we ask that you please help us identify businesses who can donate / volunteer their activities. If you don’t see a current need that matches your capabilities, you may offer your assistance here: http://alanaid.org/how-to-help/offerinkind/
We continue to receive requests to support transportation of items from collection drives hosted by individuals, businesses, and community organizations. On today’s Florida Business Emergency Operations Center call, FL State Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon stated that the collection drives were overwhelming some voluntary organizations’ ability to respond. Following the guidance of state and national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, ALAN discourages collection activities. Please visit https://www.nvoad.org/current-disasters/werespond/ for additional guidance on how to donate and volunteer responsibly.
Hurricanes Jose and Maria
Hurricane Jose continues to track north northeast and is not expected to make a direct landfall in the US, though portions of the northeast are under tropical storm warnings. Maria today become a Category 5 storm, threating areas already damaged by Hurricane Irma. Please refer to the National Hurricane Center website for the most updated forecasts.
ALAN stands ready to support our non-profit and emergency management partners in their responses to these storms. We will advise our participation through this forum and our website.
Portable storage – FL Keys and South Texas
Volunteer driver daily Dallas to Houston
Warehouse Southwest Florida
Transportation Indianapolis – TX and FL
Warehouse Corpus Christi
Transportation Bloomingdale, IL – Houston, TX
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ALAN is a 501(c)(3) organization which relies upon the generosity of individuals and businesses to conduct our operations. We never charge a fee for any of our disaster relief coordination activities or information referral services. Your donations are greatly appreciated, and may be made online.