Hurricane Florence And Hurricane Michael

U.S. Gulf Coast And U.S. East Coast

Latest information and how to help.

Your Donation Helps Many

What's The Latest And How Can You Help With Relief Efforts?

Click on the tabs below to view the latest requests.

We appreciate your help in filling these immediate needs: 

Case 1308 Warehouse space in northwest Florida. 100K sqft, dock high doors, office space, utilities.

Case 1310 Food Bank needs semi tractor. Single axle or twin axle. A pup reefer trailer. 32 or 36 ft.

Case 1311 Food Bank needs an electric forklift or reach truck of any mast height work.

Case 1313 Details pending – warehouse / former retail space

Master Case: Food Bank in Florida Panhandle 1318

  • Case 1319: 4 mobile pantry trucks (with side panels for easy food distribution at mobile sites).  Ideally, all should have refrigerator units.
  • Case 1320: 2 electric forklifts, with two chargers.  Each charger should be compatible with both forklifts.  (Please no diesel or liquid propane forklifts.)
  • Case 1321: 2 Big Joe electric pallet jacks
  • Case 1322: 1 tractor
  • Case 1323: 1 trailer w/ lift gate (53’, 48’ or 36’ pup is fine) — can be a dry van (i.e., with no reefer unit) if it means that we’d receive it quicker
  • Case 1324: 1 CDL box truck w/ lift gate — can be a dry van (i.e., with no reefer unit) if it means that we’d receive it quicker

Case 1326: Organization needs file/bankers boxes for records as well as boxes for storage

 

***************************

Thanks to our wonderful supporters these needs have been filled:

Fulfilled: Case 1315 – Box truck and 2 flatbeds to supply points of distribution in Jackson and Bay counties.

If you are a nonprofit looking for support, please click here.

If you are a business wishing to offer assistance, please click here.

State Resources

Power Information

Re-entry Information

For additional re-entry information, please email [email protected]

Crisis Clean-Up

Wellness Resources

Additional Resources

If you are a nonprofit looking for support, please click here.

If you are a business wishing to offer assistance, please click here.

 

Get the latest information on safety waivers for motor carriers and drivers providing direct emergency relief to, from and within storm-impacted areas

Get City/County Specific Information

 

Re-entry Information

For Additional re-entry information please email [email protected]

 

Find out more about the current road, port, and airport conditions

Department of Public Safety

North Carolina

Additional Resources

We appreciate your help in filling these immediate needs: 

Case 1296 – Box Truck Donation – Allenton/Lumberton NC

Non-profit seeking donation of 22’ box truck for 1 week to assist with food deliveries in Allenton / Lumberton NC area

 

Case 1297 – Transportation – Richmond to Chicago

Non-profit seeking donation of transportation for warehouse racking. Deliver from Richmond VA to Chicago IL

 

Case 1298 – Refrigerated Transportation – Charlotte to Rocky Point, NC.

Non-profit seeking donated refrigerated transportation of 24 pallets shelf stable and refrigerated foods from Charlotte NC to Rocky Point NC. Need forklift or truck with liftgate and pallet jack as neither origin nor destination have loading docks

 

Case 1299 – Volunteers, NC

Food bank seeking multiple volunteers with warehousing and trucking certifications in locations across NC. Minimum 10 day deployment

Raleigh

  • 2 – general warehouse workers with stand-up forklift certification
  • 2 – CDL Class A drivers

New Bern

  • 1 – CDL Class B driver – start date would be Oct 12

Wilmington

  • 1 – CDL Class B driver – Start date would be Oct 4

Greenville

  • 1 – general warehouse worker with forklift certification

Sandhills (Southern Pines)

  • 1 – general warehouse worker with forklift certification

 

Case 1300 – Transportation – Port Charlotte, FL to Knightdale, NC

Non-profit seeking donated transportation from Port Charlotte, FL 33981 to Knightdale, NC 27545

 

Case 1301 – Equipment – Wilmington, NC

Non-profit seeking pallet jack and forklift for use in Wilmington, NC to assist with distribution of household supplies for flood clean-up.

 

***************************

Thanks to our wonderful supporters these needs have been filled:

ALAN Case 1268 – Warehouse Space – Eastern TN / Atlanta / VA

Seeking storage for up to 100 pallets in eastern TN, Atlanta, or possibly Virginia for up to 3 months.

 

ALAN Case 1265 – Warehouse Space – Winston Salem, NC preferred

Seeking 10,000 – 30,000 sqft donated warehouse space in Winston Salem area, willing to consider any location within the state of NC, for 3 – 6 months, immediate occupancy for animal rescue activities.

 

ALAN Case 1272 – Warehouse Space – Raleigh, NC

Requesting 6,500 sq. ft. with some temperature-controlled space in the Raleigh area.  Will need shipping/receiving as well as handling to break pallets down for shipping.

 

ALAN Case 1262 – Material Handling Equipment – Multiple locations NC

Seeking loan of 2 propane forklifts and 2 electric pallet jacks for 5 – 6 locations for 3 – 6 months. (Total 10 – 12 forklifts, 10 – 12 pallet jacks) Forklifts should have indoor/outdoor tires, 6,000 lb lift capacity, and mast height capable of reaching 3 high Locations are: Raleigh / Durham, NC; Wilmington, NC; Newbern, NC; Greenville, NC; Southern Pines, NC

 

Case 1290 Transportation Oklahoma City OK to Fayetteville NC

Seeking transportation of 24 pallets / 18,000 pounds of food and cleaning supplies for NC local non-profit.

Don’t see a need that pertains to you or your organization? Consider pre-offering your expertise, transportation, warehousing or material handling support by filling out a form here. You never know when it will be needed.

From The Driver’s Seat: Notes From ALAN’S Executive Director

Hurricane Michael

When it comes to hurricanes, there are two things you can be sure of. The first is that the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore will be somewhere near the heart of the action. The second is that you’ll be hearing from ALAN in some form or fashion, even if it feels like you just got a similar update or advisory from us a few days ago.

All of that is to say that as Hurricane Michael nears landfall along the Florida Panhandle, we are actively preparing – and encouraging all of our partners to take this season’s latest major named storm as seriously as the ones that came before it.

Along those lines, we’d like to share several pre-storm reminders.  Some are “old” (as in you’ve probably heard them from us countless times before). Some are new. But all are important to consider as we work together to ensure that any damage to life and health will be minimal — and that those who are impacted by the storm will get the resources and comfort they need. . . .

  1. Make personal safety a priority.

If you or your business facilities are located anywhere near Michael’s path, be sure to monitor your local National Weather Service forecast for real-time details.  Please don’t ignore any warnings that pertain to you or your personnel, especially those that relate to evacuations and advice about when it’s safe to return.  Michael is shaping up to be one of the biggest storms to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, with high winds and rains that could prove to be devastating, and its impact is not to be taken lightly.

  1. You can get information about storm-related road closures, facility closures and more by visiting this hurricane micro-site – or by following us on Twitter or connecting with us on Linked In.

We’ve recently updated our web site with Hurricane Michael information, and this is where we’ll be sharing everything from details about the storm’s latest path to how area transportation infrastructure is being impacted.  It’s also where we’ll post specifics about how you can help with a meaningful donation of space, service or equipment. (On a related note, we’ve recently received many new requests for Hurricane Florence logistics assistance, so we hope you’ll also take a moment to consider helping out with those as well).

ALAN will also stay in touch with you via periodic e-mails, social media posts and – should circumstances merit – a Hurricane Michael conference call that you are welcome to attend.

  1. Don’t underestimate the value of an in-kind supply chain donation.

Logistics challenges and costs are among the largest hurdles that most relief organizations face after a disaster. As a result, the warehouse space, transportation service or material handling equipment that you’re willing to lend or donate could be one of the most valuable ways that your organization can help.

Feel free to make a “pre- offer” by visiting the How To Help section of our web site, because you never know when it might be needed.   In addition, check the “Michael Needs” area of our hurricane web site often, bearing in mind that most of the hurricane-related requests we receive will probably arrive well after the storm has hit. (That’s because it usually takes emergency management officials and relief organizations a fair amount of time to assess impacts and determine which goods and services are most needed – and because most post-hurricane rebuilding and recovery is a marathon, not a sprint.)

  1. Don’t host a collection drive or simply drive to the impacted area with a load of supplies.

Although the intention behind these efforts is good, they  often create more challenges than they solve – including adding more products to a supply chain that is already under tremendous strain and struggling to recovery.  At a time when transportation capacity to disaster-impacted markets is already overloaded, the last thing we need to do is choke it even more.

  1. Let us know if you have a question, need or concern.

Should you need additional information, feel free contact us at [email protected].  Time permitting, we will do our best to work with our emergency partners or other contacts to get you a prompt answer.

On a final note, thank you for supporting us and those we serve. It’s never good news to hear that another hurricane is coming. But it’s always a comfort to know that we have so many amazing and amazingly generous partners who are ready and willing to help.

Kathy Fulton
Executive Director

Your Donation Helps Many!

Saluting Our Sponsors

Thank you for going the extra mile to support ALAN’s efforts.