IAP experts called in support of Hurricane
Alexandria, VA – IAP Worldwide Services, Inc., has been activated to provide assistance and emergency power in support of Hurricane Matthew for FEMA Regions IV and V. IAP has deployed numerous teams to the Initial Support Bases along the East Coast, located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, in support of several states preparing for this critical regional effort.
IAP’s emergency response support during Katrina, Sandy, Katia, and other devastating events included emergency power, communications systems, commodities, and deploying expert personnel. During the 2011 hurricane season IAP deployed more than 100 power experts to activate emergency generators throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland.
The contract, awarded in 2013 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Pittsburgh District, Pennsylvania, allows IAP to provide emergency power, support to public works requirements, and engineering services during incidents of national significance.
“Today, we remain in constant contact with the U.S. Government and the various agencies supporting this mobilization ahead of Hurricane Matthew,” shared Doug Kitani, IAP CEO and Director. “We are proud to be part of the solution to get the right support to the people impacted by this hurricane, and our team is again ready to do what it takes to sustain our customers and help the community.”
The IAP teams located in Cape Canaveral Office have evacuated the region and the emergency operations center (EOC) in IAP Panama City Office is activated. For the last 48 hours, the IAP EOC staff led by John Matasich, has been coordinating around the clock efforts with several USACE Primary Response Teams, which include Pennsylvania, Washington, and Georgia districts. Additionally, IAP, through their partner ECC, is providing response options for Naval Facilities Engineering Command-directed missions in response to the storm.
Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Rwv93Nqr0 on how IAP installed, operated and maintained approximately 1,000 generators throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.