Hurricane Situation Report 2017-09-25

September 25, 2017

Maria Response, Irma, Harvey Recovery

Brief, important information this evening:

On today’s FEMA/DHS coordination call, Mr. Carlos Mercader, the Executive Director for Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, the priority for shipments to Puerto Rico is as follows:

  • Cargo from FEMA / DOD / other government agencies
  • Items needed for restoration of power, fuel transportation, and communications
  • Corporate safety? shipments
  • Humanitarian shipments

PRFAA requested an inventory of humanitarian shipments and are creating a master schedule with FEMA Private Sector to organization shipments. (see note on ALAN call)

For air/sea port authorization or ground logistics in PR, contact Mr. Mercader is working with DOT and other agencies to make sure shipments are authorized and get there.

To discuss these priorities and how businesses may be able to collaborate, ALAN is hosting a private sector supply chain coordination call on Tuesday 9/26/2017 at 10:30 AM. If you’ve not yet received an invitation and wish to join please email to request the call details.

Finally, a bit of hiring news from Texas:

Employers! Register Hurricane Harvey Jobs Today

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is ready to assist employers with recruitment needs and posting disaster recovery and other employment positions.

If you are already using or have a single job posting, register here.
If you have mass job postings, register here.


For those of you attending the CSCMP EDGE conference, ALAN will be hosting a session on Tuesday afternoon at 2 PM in Building C Level 2 Room 208 -209. We encourage anyone who has been affected by recent hurricanes to attend.


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