Blog Posts | September 15, 2017
4Refuel continues to assist with large-scale disaster recovery efforts in the states of Florida and Texas.
In response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma 4Refuel deployed all available assets and drivers to the two states hardest-hit by these catastrophic storms. Crews have been working around the clock to provide 24/7 relief assistance.
Following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, all available assets and drivers were deployed to coastal areas including Corpus Christi and Houston. 4Refuel immediately began operating as a fuel station for first responders, refueling emergency vehicles and generators.
The ensuing fuel shortage, due to numerous refineries going offline, meant a scarce supply of fuel across the state. 4Refuel leveraged its strategic relationships to help bring in diesel and gasoline from outside of Texas.
Less than two weeks later, a convoy of available units and a team of drivers was sent from Texas to various cities in Florida including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami after Irma’s landfall. Crews resumed the important task of refueling emergency response efforts.
“Sourcing and supplying fuel during and after an emergency situation is a highly critical task in support of emergency relief efforts,” said Larry Rodo, 4Refuel President & CEO.
“We thank the first responders who risk their lives to provide aid and are proud to be able to support them. We also thank our crews for their tireless efforts.”
“These storms have impacted and disrupted the lives of so many across the United States. We are pleased to be able to play a part in the important task of disaster recovery by supporting the brave men and women who are our first responders,” said Jared Prentiss, VP 4Refuel U.S.
This relief effort represents the largest in the company’s history since entering the United States market in 2014. Previous large-scale disaster recovery efforts include aid in support of wildfires, hurricanes, storms and mass power outages.