How to Prepare Your Rail Supply Chain for Hurricanes

In August of 2021, Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans, a major rail shipping hub. The destructive weather and resulting flood waters forced a Class I railroad, the Kansas City Southern, to close a main line. This triggered a cascade of additional railroads seeing service disruptions as well, even if they were not near the hurricane.

Meet the Author: Ethan Folger
Ethan Folger joined RSI Logistics after graduating from Michigan State University (MSU) with a major in Economics and a minor in Quantitative Data Analytics. He works as a Data Analyst and assists RSI’s logistics department with missing rail car sightings and other special projects. During his time at MSU Ethan studied natural disasters and their effect on the economy.