Tropical Storm Conditions in South Florida Due to Hurricane Ian

Worldwide Logistics Group is closely watching Hurricane Ian, now a Category 3 hurricane which could potentially strengthen to a Category 4 storm Tuesday evening. Miami-Dade County, where the Worldwide Logistics Group warehouse is located, is not in the direct path, but a tropical storm watch is in effect for both Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

The storm’s exact path is not clear, but it is expected to strengthen into Wednesday. Currently, South Florida is experiencing heavy rains and tropical storms conditions with winds over 45 mph expected this evening.

Miami International Airport as well as the ocean ports remain open. Due to inclement weather, flooding and heavy traffic, local truckers announced potential delays on deliveries to and from the airport and ocean ports. Based on this, they are considering adding 48 hours to the current cut offs.

The Worldwide Logistics Group’s offices remain open as our team monitors the storm.

“We have contingency plans for situations like this,” said Juan Arteaga, Worldwide Logistics Group’s managing director in the Miami area. “As always, our priorities are the safety and well-being of our employees.

Mr. Arteaga further explained that, if necessary, the Miami team will be accessible by cell phone during the storm, working from home with confirmed access to internet. Each employee has a backup in case of connectivity issues. The warehouse will work with a skeleton crew to cover urgent matters.

The Worldwide Logistics team in Savannah is also keeping an eye on the storm. As the storm continues north, Garden City, Georgia, where the Savannah warehouse is located, could see possible high winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding.

“The strength of the hurricane will certainly diminish as it crosses Florida, but, out of an abundance of caution, we are monitoring the situation,” said Tommy Chamberlain who manages the Savannah warehouse.

Please contact our offices in Miami and Savannah for further information.