Tropical Storm Arthur – Advisory 1

ALAN Advisory 1

Tropical Storm Arthur

7/2/2014

ADVISORY HIGHLIGHTS: Request for information, North Carolina waivers and re-entry certifications

 EVENT INFORMATION

REFER TO OFFICIAL SOURCES FOR THE LATEST STORM INFORMATION

As of the 8 PM EDT forecast from the National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/), Tropical Storm Arthur is anticipated to strengthen overnight, turn toward the northeast, increase in speed, and become a hurricane on Thursday. Arthur will approach the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina in the next 24 – 36 hours, and Hurricane watches and warnings as well as storm surge warnings are in effect for portions of the east coast including the Carolinas and Virginia.

 

ALAN ACTIVITIES

ALAN is closely monitoring the track of this storm and is in communication with our emergency management and voluntary agency partners regarding their activities. Various state and regional emergency management agencies have increased readiness postures, and some areas have issued pre-landfall emergency declarations. ALAN is participating in conference calls to gather situational awareness and will share relevant data via this forum, on our website, and via social media.

 

LOGISTICS NEEDS / REQUESTS

At this time there are no unmet needs or requests for support. As needs are identified they will be posted in this section and on the donations management portal.  Offers of support may also be posted on the portal or forwarded to Kathy@ALANAid.org  for review and processing.  Offers should include product / service, quantity, location, and contact information.

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

ALAN is a member of FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC). As part of the response planning process, the NBEOC captures information on facility operating status and capabilities.  They are particularly interested in any anticipated or actual challenges your organization or facilities are facing as the storm moves up the coast, as well as your existing capabilities to provide goods and services to the area populations – both during evacuations and during response. This information is shared with the FEMA situational awareness team to help with planning efforts in support of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in the disaster area. Types of commodities of particular interest include: • water • meals  • blankets • cots • tarps • plastic sheeting • baby and infant food • new mother/infant/toddler kits • Durable Medical Equipment • Consumable Medical Supplies If you are able to provide these items or others not listed, and are not yet a member of a regional or national BEOC, please contact Kathy@ALANAid.org for registration information. Further information regarding the program can be viewed in the NBEOC Overview document.

 

 KNOWN IMPACTS TO BUSINESS / SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES

At this time there are no known impacts to transportation infrastructure due to this event.  Should road or port closures be reported they will be shared.

The governor of North Carolina has issued an executive order temporarily suspending motor vehicle regulations to ensure restoration of utility services and the transportation of emergency supplies. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/McCrory%20EO58.pdf FMCSA will post any additional items on their website: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency

North Carolina is registering and certifying businesses for re-entry following evacuations.  This process should expedite your ability to return to your facilities in any impacted area.  For more information contact Persia Payne-Hurley at (919) 825-2285 or Persia.Payne-Hurley@ncdps.gov.

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