In August 2016, Cardinal Logistics heard the call for help transporting supplies after prolonged rains caused flooding in Louisiana with the peak water level rising to 31.39 inches just north of Baton Rouge. For perspective, media outlets reported that during this event, Louisiana had three times as much rain as during Hurricane Katrina. The Georgia Motor Trucking Association (GMTA) and Atlanta TV station WSBTV partnered with law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia to gather donated items for the flood ravaged communities. When the GMTA asked members to help haul donations from Georgia to Louisiana, Cardinal answered the call.
Cardinal provided a truck, trailer, and driver to join the Convoy of Care which delivered 3 truckloads of supplies. The supplies included clothing, toiletries, and other essentials donated by people in metro Atlanta. With more than 200 offices located across the US, Cardinal Logistics Management is ready to pitch in when disaster strikes.
According to Louisiana news sources, more than 100,000 people were affected in the state. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said 40,000 homes were damaged to varying degrees and some 30,000 people were rescued from their homes.
President and COO of Cardinal, Jerry Bowman expressed Cardinal’s sentiments. “Our quick-thinking Cardinal family excels at handling change. We are happy that when the GMTA reached out for help we were quickly able to get them the help they need.”