Foster Fuels provides storm relief

Published 12:29 pm Friday, August 27, 2021

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The federal government has activated Foster Fuels in support of FEMA to provide fueling support in the northeast.

For more than a decade, Foster has responded to natural disasters by providing fuel for first responders, healthcare facilities, communications, electrical, and clean-up crews.

When Hurricane Henri made landfall, parts of New England endured more than 12 inches of rainfall even after parts of Massachusetts have already experienced the wettest summer in decades.

The storm caused tens of thousands of power outages. Utility companies were largely successful in scrambling to restore power quickly. Even though New England has seen larger storms, Henri caused significant flooding in a part of the US not as prepared for storms compared with the southeast United States. Even though power outages have been mostly tackled, stormwater can contaminate fuel storage tanks and distribution hubs, making access to fuel difficult or impossible.

“As always, safety is our number-one priority. Not only are we closely monitoring road conditions and ensuring proper fueling safety protocols, COVID-19 is still a challenge we are working to overcome,” Senior Vice President Will Rohrig said. “We are doing everything we can to make sure all of our personnel and the people we are supporting stay safe and healthy.”