Situation Report 2017-10-02

October 2, 2017

Maria Response, Mexico City, Irma, Harvey Recovery

A brief report tonight. Slow progress continues on Puerto Rico, though challenges continue throughout the supply chain from point of origin to destination. ALAN and our partners continue to support the response and recovery efforts.

Tonight’s top takeaways:

ALAN, LIFT , and  MIT’s Humanitarian Response Lab continue to host a daily private sector supply chain coordination call for Hurricane Maria. To request access to this call, please email The group serves as a forum for business collaboration, information and resource sharing, and problem identification and resolution. The group has raised a number of issues critical to resumption of efficient supply chain activities, including:

  • The need to understand container throughput at the port
  • Timeline for power restoration
  • Rumor control regarding federal control of air assets
  • The ability to ship products off the island to resume business activities

A similar call for the non-profit community will be held daily at 4:30 PM Eastern.

LIFT is continuing to match cargo with logistics capacity, utilizing all modes. Businesses who need to request shipping support may do so at

A reminder on how to request and offer support:

Please refer to guidance from National VOAD and the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration regarding how best to help survivors.

DHS and FEMA are holding a daily private sector coordination call at 3 PM Eastern.  Dial-in number and participant passcode/pin: Dial-In #: 800-324-5531 pin: 798364 NBEOC Operations Dashboard:


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