In 2005, Base Logistics responded to five hurricanes.
Hurricane Cindy (Cat 1) dumped heavy rains on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Maryland; Hurricane Dennis (Cat 3) hit the western tip of the Florida panhandle and then tracked up through Alabama and Mississippi; Hurricane Emily (Cat 3) hit Mexico about 86 miles south of Brownsville, Texas; Hurricane Katrina (strong Cat 3) wrecked southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi; and Hurricane Wilma (Cat 3) hit southwestern Florida and crossed over the peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean.
Base Logistics was there to support the responders and restoration workers.
• We set up and managed 79 base camps and staging sites in five states over a period of six months.
• We deployed 61 catering units, along with 345,000 sq. ft. of dining tents; and we served over two million meals.
• We also furnished supplementary services and facilities:
o Alternative lodging (tents, bunk trailers, etc.) for 13,600 people.
o Furnished various supplementary support services and facilities: 300 shower heads in mobile shower units, 13 mobile laundry units, 1,500 portable toilets, 200 trash roll offs, light towers, roll offs, and more.
Other Base Logistics Hurricane Responses
2010: Hurricane Alex, 10 sites, Texas.
2010: Tropical Storm Bonnie, 1 site, Louisiana.
2008: Hurricane Ike, 58 sites, Texas & Mississippi.
2008: Hurricane Gustav, 62 sites, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi.
2008: Tropical Storm Edouard, 16 sites, Texas.
2008: Hurricane Dolly, 10 sites, Texas.
2007: Hurricane Humberto, 22 sites, Texas.
2007: Hurricane Noel, 1 site, Massachusetts.
2007: Tropical Storm Erin, 4 sites, Texas.
2007: Hurricane Dean, 1 site, Texas.
2005: Hurricane Wilma, 3 sites, Florida.