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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Sally

Date  September 14, 2020

Location United States Gulf Coast and Southeast

Description Tropical Storm Sally is predicted to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall early this week along the northern Gulf Coast. As a slow-moving storm, Sally’s impact will likely be prolonged. Flooding rain and damaging winds are expected where the storm makes landfall before veering east. Flood watches have been issued for portions of the Florida panhandle, southern Alabama, southern Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana. Additionally, this will cause an increased chance of isolated tornadoes from southeast Mississippi to the Florida panhandle.

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.