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Alert: Tropical Storm Nicole

Location  Florida Atlantic Coast & Southeast United States

Description  Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of the southeast and east-central coast of Florida beginning late Wednesday. A hurricane warning has been issued for the area, while a Tropical Storm warning has been issued for areas of Florida and Georgia beginning early Wednesday. Additionally, a Storm Surge warning is in effect along much of the east coast of Florida and portions of coastal Georgia, where there is also risk of large and damaging waves. Regardless of the track of the storm, due to the size, hazards are expected to extend well outside of the forecast cone and are likely to affect much of Florida and portions of the southeast U.S., producing heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as flash and urban flooding.

Recommendation  Cargo thieves often use these types of events to take advantage of disrupted supply chains and target commodities which will be in high demand as a result of the natural disaster (i.e. Building & Supplies, Food & Drinks).

The Sensitech Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC) recommends shippers continue to monitor developments throughout the week 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.


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