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Current Operational Update (10/29/2020 3:00 PM)

Hurricane Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana with max sustained winds around 115mph causing widespread power outages across the Greater New Orleans Area. Winds in our area reached upwards of 98mph. As of this morning, we have been able to assess damages at all of our facilities in New Orleans. Thankfully, we can report that we have minimal damage from the storm. The facilities are now secure, and we can report that your products are safe. We hope to fully restore our operations tomorrow morning, however, we do not expect to have power until this weekend as the magnitude of the damage to the power grid is significant. Some operations will be impacted due to the lack of power. We will keep you posted as we continue to work through this recovery effort.

Current Operational Update (10/29/2020 3:00 PM)

  • On Friday, October 30th, All Kearney Companies, Inc. warehouses and yard operations are planned to be OPEN. Note: Power availability at some locations might restrict the operations for another day or two.

  • All flood gates around our area have been opened.

  • The NOPB Rail operations in and out of New Orleans have been restored. The individual Class 1 carriers like BNSF, CSX, CN, KCS, NS and UP each have separate updates on their specific operation status, but most have restored service or will have service restored in 24 hours.  

  • At this time, the Container Terminal Operators have not provided us with a Status update. We are not certain yet if the container gates will be open or not at this moment. We will update you as information is available from the container terminal operators, New Orleans Terminal and Ports America.

  • Vessel Operations: The Coast Guard has set Port condition to NORMAL; and the Port is OPEN to all commercial traffic.

  • You can find out the latest on this storm at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ which is updated as soon as new information is available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to advise by email to our team and we will do everything we can to try and provide you with further information.

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