Days later after Hurricane Harvey dissipates, Hurricane Irma comes into fruition with full force and is impacting the pharma supply chain. Since the hurricane’s path has been determined, the entire state of Florida is reaping the effects of the storm. However, in terms of the supply chain, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa Bay and a few other surrounding regions will experience the brunt of the natural disaster.
Even though Florida will experience most of the impact, that doesn’t mean some of the other southeast regions won’t be impacted. Rippling effects of the storm’s wind and rainfall are due to hit Georgia with the potential of hitting South Carolina and North Carolina.
Just as Hurricane Harvey caused a huge disruption to shippers and carriers in Texas, Hurricane Irma is due to do the same in the southeast. With lots of flooding and high winds, airports, seaports and ground freight are coming to an abrupt halt. Even Disney World is closing, making it only the 6th time the park has closed it’s doors in it’s 45 years of existence. This storm has also be causing a slew of power outages. Even though the storm is weakening, it is still severe enough to keep causing damage. If your business is being impacted by these natural disasters, make sure that you are leveraging your ecosystem of supply chain partners to lessen the impact of this on your business.