Situation Report 2017-10-11

October 11, 2017

Ongoing Disaster Response Activities

Tonight marks the end of our seventh week of providing you with these situation reports. Thank you for your continued attention and support throughout this time. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to transition to a less frequent schedule next week.

Our response activities have allowed us the opportunity to refine many of our operational processes. We’re also looking at our communications activities, and we want to hear from you what you think of this report. Do you find it valuable? What information would you like to see in it? What information is not needed? Please send us a note at and let us know how we can make this report more valuable to you.

As we continue supporting response and recovery activities in the Caribbean we are also activated to respond to the wildfires in California. We’ve worked our first transportation mission request and anticipate additional needs in the coming days and weeks. Please continue to check our needs map frequently to see where your support is needed.

Our non-profit and business supply chain coordination calls in conjunction with Airlink, LIFT, and MIT’s Humanitarian Response Lab continue. Primary themes for today from the business community included concerns for employee well being including child care and disease outbreak, as well as concerns regarding the timeline for restoration of reliable power and water services. The non-profit community concerns focused on managing the immense quantity of unsolicited donations in the pipeline, and the availability of cargo capacity to the Caribbean – items that are closely linked. ALAN continues to amplify needs and concerns of both communities to the emergency management and business sectors for awareness and action.

As a reminder, DHS and FEMA hold 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:

Again, thanks for all that you continue to do to support disaster relief!


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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.

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