During the recent hurricane season, IAP Worldwide Services provided vital services and emergency power to aid workers responding to the catastrophic storm.
From late September to October 9, Hurricane Matthew devastated the Western Atlantic region including the Canadian Maritimes, Cuba, Haiti, the southeastern United States, the Lucayan Archipelago and the Dominican Republic. It killed an estimated 1,600 people and caused an estimated $10.5 billion in property damage.
In 2013, the United States Army Corps of Engineers on jobs.net in their Pittsburgh Pennsylvania District gave IAP the contract to provide emergency power, engineering services and public works support during nationally significant disasters. Therefore, in response to Hurricane Matthew threatening the United States, they assigned IAP to deliver emergency power and assistance to Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions IV and V.
IAP deployed teams to Initial Support Bases on the East Coast, including Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida. Teams based in Cape Canaveral, company headquarters but also at risk from the storm, helped to evacuate the area. They have an office in Panama City, Panama, and set up an emergency operations center there. They also coordinated with USACE teams in Washington, Georgia and Pennsylvania. IAP Worldwide and their partner ECC also provided response options to the missions of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
The governors of both Florida and North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Facebook. The governor of South Carolina recommended the evacuation of everybody living with 100 miles of the coastline. Georgia declared a state of emergency for 13 counties.
IAP has a long history of providing support to operations in response to natural disasters. They also responded to Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Katia and others. The experts they deploy supply communications systems, emergency power and commodities. During the 2011 hurricane season, over 100 power experts from IAP emergency generators in New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Massachusetts.
The CEO and Director of IAP, Doug Kitani, said the company remained in constant contact with the government agencies involved in the mobilization of the emergency mobilization. “We are proud to be part of the solution,” he said.
IAP Worldwide has a long history of providing supplies, power, emergency services and construction under adverse circumstances. One of their largest customers is various branches of the United States military. They support bases around the world and supply troops under battlefield conditions, bringing food, basic supplies and health care. IAP Worldwide range of services including aviation engineering solutions. They have millions of aircraft parts in inventory. They provide custom-engineered solutions for the construction needs of their clients.