Hurricane Matthew 10/6/2016


10/6/2016 Update – Hurricane Matthew

Links:  What’s New, Open Needs, Resources, Current Disasters, Fulfilled Needs, Volunteer

This report is provided for your planning purposes regarding Hurricane Matthew and its impact to the Caribbean and projected impact to the East Coast.

Businesses along the East Coast should ensure their employees and assets are prepared for this event. Mandatory evacuations are now in place for coastal and low lying areas from Florida to North Carolina. Refer to official information sources for information regarding your area. A list of information resources is included below.

Should you have specific questions regarding information on Matthew, please contact me and I will connect you with the appropriate resources.

The latest storm track (as of 2 PM Eastern time) projects Hurricane Matthew to make landfall along the east coast of Florida overnight then proceed up the coastline to South Carolina before turning. Current long range projections indicate a potential loop and second impact to Florida.  There are tropical storm warnings and watches in place along the east coast. Again, please note that this hurricane has shown itself to be unpredictable in intensity and track. Please follow official reporting from the National Hurricane Center ( for the current forecast.

ALAN remains in close contact with emergency management and non-profit partners regarding their response. We are working on a need for forklifts to support a Salvation Army feeding operation in Daytona Beach. We are also working closely with our domestic partners on their international responses to the Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba, and are seeking donations of transportation to and warehouse space near Miami and New York (JFK). If you are able to donate space and/or transportation please contact me; or submit your offer here:

We anticipate need for warehouse space, transportation, and material handling equipment depending on Matthew’s impact. These requests may take several days to a week to surface as damage assessments are completed and local resources are exhausted. As requests are received they will be shared via this forum and on our logistics map:

We continue to monitor this event and will host a coordination call should there be a need to do so. If you’d like more information on how you can assist with our response activities, please contact me.

Please help us share important messaging about this storm. Follow us on Twitter, Like Us on Facebook, Join our LinkedIn Group.

Thank you for your continued support of ALAN and all those we serve!


What’s New – Hurricane Matthew 

Please follow official reporting from the National Hurricane Center ( for the current forecast.

To offer support for this event, you may place a pin on our aid map.

If you prefer a text based format, you can post your offers here or send me an email.



Open Needs – ALAN Nonprofit Partners
Transportation Warehouse
Material Handling Equipment Expertise
Florida: 3 forklifts TBD


Information and Resources for Businesses
Business Preparedness / Situational Awareness
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Disaster Help Desk 888-MY BIZ HELP (888-692-4943)
National Business Emergency Operations Center Contact
Register to receive FEMA Daily Updates
Florida Business Emergency Operations Center

Report business damages:

North Carolina Business Emergency Operations Center Contact
South Carolina Business Emergency Operations Center Contact Dave Perry –
Information on waivers for motor carriers and drivers providing direct emergency relief to, from or within the areas covered by the declarations

Motor Carrier safety waivers (including hours) of service are in place for vehicles responding to Matthew in FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA.

FL: Executive Order 16-230
GA: Executive Order
NC: Executive Order 108 (Amended)
SC: Executive Order 2015-26
VA: Executive Order

South Carolina disaster re-entry request:

Road conditions: Contraflow operations are in place on I-26 in South Carolina and I-16 in Georgia to facilitate evacuation.

FL: Tolls in Florida are suspended.





Port conditions: FL Jacksonville (Port Canaveral, Port of Fernandina, Port of Jacksonville): PORT CONDITION ZULU

FL Key West (Key West:

FL Miami (Fort Pierce, Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach): PORT CONDITION ZULU

FL St. Petersburg (Big Bend, Boca Grande, Bradenton, Cedar Key, Charlotte, East Bay, Egmont Key, Fort Myers Beach, Fowey Rocks, Hillsborough Bay, Manatee, Port Manatee, Port Sutton, Rattlesnake, Rockport, Sand Key, Sarasota, St Petersburg, Tampa, Weedon Island): OPEN

GA Savannah (Brunswick, Savannah): OPEN

NC (all): OPEN

SC (Beaufort, Charleston, Georgetown): OPEN

Information on open / closed status of retail facilities in affected areas: TBD


Current Disasters / Impacts
We are participating in response activities for the following events.
Hurricane Matthew
We are actively responding to this event.
Louisiana Flooding
We continue to monitor this event.


Fulfilled Needs & Other ALAN Activities

Thank you to those who have offered support for our current response including Camrett Logistics, Raymond Handling, and Swafford Transport.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can participate in future response activities, contact us today.

Volunteering With ALAN

We continue to seek volunteers to assist with all areas of our work. If you’d like to learn more, register today.

Donate now to support our response activities.
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