2017 Hurricane Season

NOTE: The information below is archived from the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab efforts in 2017. To read more about these activities, see this MIT News article. In December 2017, the lab convened a roundtable of public and private sector leaders to discuss multi-dimensional challenges spanning the supply chains that served the affected communities during the hurricane season. Further research is being defined based on these experiences. Please email humanitarian@mit.edu if you would like to be added to the email list for dissemination of related reports and papers.


The Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is working with FEMA NBEOC and Logistics Management teams to gather and present data for situational awareness across public and private supply networks during the hurricane responses in 2017.

ALAN, LIFT, and MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab have been hosting a regular Private Sector Supply Chain coordination call for Hurricane Maria. To request access to this call, please email ops@alanaid.org

We invite you to share any information deficits or constraints as you ramp up your supply chain so that we can gather information and help emergency management agencies address issues such as:
- Access and re-entry into affected locations
- Road conditions
- Fuel supply
- Power restoration
- Commercial restoration
Please send an email to humanitarian@mit.edu.

Relevant sources of information for industry supply chain leaders

FEMA NBEOC (National Business Emergency Operations Center)
Daily NBEOC Phone Call:
3PM to 4PM EDT
Dial-In: 800-324-5531
Participant PIN: 798364

NBEOC Dashboards:

Hurricane Maria: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/maria2017
Hurricane Irma:  https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nbeochurricaneirma/
Hurricane Harvey:  https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nbeocopsboard/

Requests and inquiries can be sent to the NBEOC desk at NBEOC@fema.dhs.gov

National Resources:
National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Public Private Partnership Portal: http://ppp.trustedops.com
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN): http://alanaid.org/logistics-map/