Weather Alert – Tropical Depression Nine
Location United States Gulf Coast and Southeast
Description Tropical Depression Nine has formed in the Caribbean and will likely create tropical storm conditions in the Cayman Islands and western Cuba on Friday. The system is forecast to reach the northern Gulf Coast on Sunday, potentially strengthening into Tropical Storm Ida. As the system has just formed, there is an element of uncertainty; however, the system is expected to affect areas from the Florida Panhandle to the upper Texas coast, with higher risk on the Louisiana coast.
Recommendation The Sensitech® Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC) recommends shippers continue to monitor developments throughout the week and weekend and confirm if destination facilities in the area will be impacted and have alternate plans for secure staging locations outside of the storm’s path. The SCIC continues to strongly recommend that shippers and manufacturers utilize covert GPS tracking as part of a layered security program to mitigate the risk of theft. In the event cargo is stolen, the ability to provide real-time, accurate location coordinates to law enforcement is an essential component of a successful recovery.