Amazon dedicates facility to storing emergency supplies

Amazon is opening its first-ever Disaster Relief Hub in an effort to more quickly aid natural disaster response.

The e-tail giant is operating the facility near Atlanta. Amazon selected this location because it is 310 miles from the Gulf Coast, 734 miles from the Bahamas, and within 1,535 miles of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands—areas that experience the most active hurricane season.

The hub will stock over 500,000 Amazon-donated relief supplies in 10,000 cubic feet of fulfillment center space. There will be enough supplies to fill an Amazon Air 767 cargo plane and immediately provide critical supplies when a natural disaster strikes across the southeastern U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America....


RSK: Good for Amazon seeing there will be more natural disasters in the next coming years.

Ken Notes: Great Idea, but pretty small in the grand scheme of things. This on a much larger scale would be a great public private partnership....

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