posts tagged with Storm

Relief for Typhoon Haiyan victims – a personal perspective

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...On the personal side, I had family members who lived in the direct path of Haiyan. During the storm and for days afterward, there was no word about these family members, but it turns out we were among the lucky ones. Everyone was safe and sound. But my heart still goes out to so many others in my country who were not so lucky, and are still suffering today....

FedEx Meteorologists Deliver… Rain or Shine

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Depending on where you are in the world, the holiday season often delivers its own unwanted gift—rough weather. It’s the kind of weather that doesn’t just cause your car to skid. It shuts down roads, leaves you stranded at airports, disrupts large-scale global business, can cost billions of dollars in damages, and sadly, can even cost lives.

This is when the FedEx meteorology team delivers a crucial service—contingency planning. There were several instances over the last decade when my team has been on top of severe weather, as when significant ice and snow in Memphis threatened the operation. We executed our backup plan, which included rerouting aircraft through our other hubs. Events like this demonstrate how much trust and confidence FedEx has in the meteorology team...

FedEx Heroes Help Rebuild New Jersey

jerryalvare-fcw2-sq.jpg When I think of the word “Hero” it reminds of leadership, bravery, and selflessness. It reminds me of doing what’s right with no reward and recognition expected. It reminds me of the FedEx Community who banded together as one against the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left New Jersey in on October 22, 2012. The storms 80mph winds and 100mph gusts damaged 346,000 homes, caused 37 deaths, and over $30 billion in damages.

It’s hard to believe it will be a year since the storm. Can you imagine losing your entire home and having to start over again? I know I can’t. I was lucky to only lose power for a few days, but that wasn’t the case for many people affected by the storm...

Direct Relief…When You Need It Most

Sensaware_TornadoRelief_May13 050-sm.jpg ...Nowhere was this relationship more on display than in the aftermath of the tornado that recently devastated Moore, Oklahoma. Direct Relief promptly jumped into action and, as the only nonprofit licensed to distribute prescription medication in Oklahoma and all other U.S. states, knew that they had to transport needed medications and vaccines into the area quickly, safely and securely.

Many of these specific medications are temperature-sensitive and require specialized cold-chain handling in transit. So, in order to ensure that these commodities were secure from both theft and extreme temperatures, Direct Relief used our SenseAware service offering to manage and monitor this precious cargo en route...

From the heart of the storm: FedEx Fire Chief works with recovery teams in Oklahoma

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Charles Smith is Chief of FedEx World Hub Fire Services and a member of Tennessee Task Force One. He recently travelled to Oklahoma to help impacted communities recover from the disastrous EF5 tornado that ripped through the area on May 20. This is his story…