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Weather Alert – Hurricane Zeta

Location  United States Gulf Coast

Description Hurricane Zeta is predicted to restrengthen as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall again along the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Flooding rain and tropical storm force winds are expected all along the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and hurricane strength winds are expected where the center of the storm makes landfall. Additionally, storm surge near coastal areas as well as a few tornadoes are possible from southeast Louisiana along the Gulf Coast 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.