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News | Sept. 1, 2017

Troop Support provides food, generators for Hurricane Harvey relief

By Michael Tuttle, DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is providing food, water, generators and other materials in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

The materials are being provided to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Northern Command in support of state and local disaster response efforts.
“The people of Texas and Louisiana are suffering terribly in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation and it is a priority for us to help alleviate as much of that suffering as we can,” said Richard Ellis, DLA Troop Support deputy commander.

“DLA Troop Support is uniquely positioned to respond quickly to crises like Hurricane Harvey with world-class logistics to help ensure disaster responders have what they need,’ he said. “Troop Support’s expertise and our strong relationships with industry partners allows us to support U.S. Northern Command and FEMA, in support of local disaster response efforts to assist those affected by the storm.”

DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain is working with industry partners to deliver 18.4 million meals to FEMA. Deliveries are scheduled to begin Sept. 1.
Subsistence managed the delivery of 42,432 Meals, Ready-to-Eat for the Texas Army National Guard and 7,896 MREs for the Marines Corps Reserves. Subsistence is also managing the delivery of 1.5 million bottles of water to FEMA.

The Construction and Equipment supply chain is managing the delivery of 3,983 cots for the Texas Army National Guard. C&E also provided 11 generators and 14,500 sandbags to the incident support base at Joint Base San Antonio-Seguin Auxiliary Airfield. The ISB was set up to stage supplies for the disaster relief efforts.
C&E is supporting FEMA with 575 personal flotation devices that will be delivered to Houston for search and rescue efforts.

DLA Troop Support’s Hurricane Harvey relief effort support is in addition to fuel and distribution support that DLA Energy and DLA Distribution are providing.