While the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a larger, permanent footprint in the Virgin Islands since hurricanes Irma and Maria, readiness for the upcoming hurricane season remains a work in progress and by no means a certainty.
Hurricane Michael roared closer to the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday after intensifying into a Category 4 storm, gaining strength just hours before it was poised to make landfall in the afternoon as the strongest hurricane on record to strike the region.
In the world of supply chain risk management, natural disasters make for great occasional headlines, but generally poor foundational research. This is probably because such events (aka, “acts of God”) have traditionally been regarded as once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. Data from our annual Future of Supply Chain study suggests that view may be changing.