The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has been busily responding to peak hurricane season. The organization activated prior to Hurricane Lane’s landfall on the Hawaiian Islands, hosting several days of coordination calls to share information and assist with any issues arising from disruptions to supply chains for businesses operating in Hawaii. Their response has continued as Tropical Storm Gordon dumped significant rainfall on the central Gulf Coast.
Though the disruptions to businesses in both events turned out to be minor, there were impacts to numerous homes and significant ongoing flooding occurred in Kauai. ALAN worked with the non-profit community and facilitated connections for donations of cleaning supplies to serve the affected families.
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of ALAN, spoke about the organization’s work at the 2018 AWESOME Symposium and in a follow-up story. https://www.awesomeleaders.org/supply-chain-leaders-find-vital-work-with-non-profits/
In addition to ALAN’s efforts for recent events, the group continues to watch other events unfolding around the US, including flooding in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania at the same time. Kathy explained, “Since we work at every stage of disaster, we continue to support recovery efforts from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and fires in California, as well as monitor for upcoming tropical weather. We encourage businesses and individuals to work on their preparedness plans, so that if something occurs they can take care of their employees, and ultimately their communities.”
Follow ALAN’s work and learn ways to help at http://www.alanaid.org/
You’ll also find advice on preparing your business for extreme weather, written in regard to Hurricane but applying to other situations.