Situation Report 2017-10-05

October 5, 2017

TS Nate Preparations, Maria Response, Mexico City, Irma, Harvey Recovery

TD16 today became Tropical Storm Nate and is anticipated to make landfall on the US Gulf Coast over the weekend as a fast moving hurricane. Please follow official NOAA and NWS reports for this storm. We urge you to take action now to prepare your homes and businesses. ALAN will share updates on our activities for this storm via this forum.

ALAN continues to convene daily non-profit and business supply chain coordination calls:

Airlink and LIFT today launched a plane to San Juan, PR with non-profit humanitarian supplies. Additional flights to PR and other destinations in the Caribbean are expected in the coming days and weeks.

ALAN, LIFT , and  MIT’s Humanitarian Response Lab continue to host a daily private sector supply chain coordination call for Hurricane Maria. 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:

  • How to register for Disaster Assistance without internet / phone.
  • Plan for priorities of restoration for power/communications/water/etc.?

The group has started to share resources, with a limited amount of available cargo space on a flight next week offered to the group.

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:

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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