Hurricane Sally expected to douse crucial east-west road and rail throughways

Dive Brief:

  • The ports of Mobile and New Orleans closed Tuesday, with Hurricane Sally expected to make landfall as a Category 1 storm in southeast Louisiana late Tuesday or early Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Port of Mobile will close until at least Wednesday morning. The Port of New Orleans has been shut down since midday Monday. But shippers should not expect a long closure since the worst of the storm is headed east, according to Jon Davischief meteorologist at Riskpulse.
  • The U.S. Postal Service has suspended service in affected areas of Alabama and Louisiana. FedEx has done the same in parts of Louisiana, and UPS has done so in parts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Source: Supply Chain Dive