Extreme Weather News & Resources
As summer approaches in the U.S., larger events like tornadoes, hurricanes, and tropical storms will happen and will impact freight across the country. Have you ever wondered why the U.S. is leading the world in extreme weather catastrophes? Here are a few resources to help determine how much these events may impact an area of interest in the U.S.:
National Hurricane Center - Tropical Cyclones and Disturbances Map
However, extreme weather is not just happening in the U.S.; Here are a few resources to keep tabs on international extreme weather:
Even though containers and containerships weigh thousands of tons, weather events & rough seas can cause containers to fall off. Have you heard about Typhoon Mawar this week? We are keeping an eye on this storm due to the proximity to many ports in Asia. Mawar is now a "Super Typhoon" after slamming Guam. Recovery efforts are already underway in Guam after being hit by Mawar, strongest tropical cyclone of 2023 so far.
Super Typhoon Mawar's forecast track after hitting Guam. (Image provided by FOX Weather)
These weather events are not isolated. Even as the storm passes, the effects are still felt.
Take Hurricane Ian that made landfall in Florida in late September 2022. South Florida Residents are still struggling to "return to normal" over 6 months post-hurricane, and Hurricane Ian may change how Florida responds to hurricanes in the future. Despite NOAA predicting a "near-normal" 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, logistics in parts of Florida are still impacted from Hurricane Ian. Our world is changing, and the logistics industry is adapting to meet the needs of hospitality clients worldwide. Audit Logistics is committed to help our clients through all the challenges that the weather presents.