Tales From The Road: Fuel Logic Delivers Emergency Fuel When Minutes Matter

July 2, 2024
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It is impossible to know when, where, or how, but it’s a safe bet that Mother Nature will make her presence known across the United States every spring and summer.

Just as trees are budding and flowers are blooming, seasonal storms that can turn deadly in the blink of an eye are also springing to life.

Triggered by moisture, unstable air, and lift, thunderstorms are most common from March to May, while many states in the Deep South may experience a secondary severe weather season as late as November and December. That said, thunderstorms have a mind of their own and can occur at any time of the year.

As the leading nationwide mobile fuel supplier in the U.S., Dallas-based Fuel Logic understands that creative fuel solutions are especially vital during the chaos and disruption caused by volatile weather and compromised energy infrastructure.

Extreme Weather Blasts Nation

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The first half of 2024 has already seen wild weather from coast to coast. From torrential rainfall in California to tornadoes in the nation’s midsection and powerful storms in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, nature’s fury has left trails of indiscriminate destruction across numerous cities and counties.

Recently, many suffered through large hail, dangerous lightning, flooding, damaging straight-line winds, and even tornadoes that swept the central and southern United States during the 2024 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Sirens and warnings to take cover were the last thing anyone expected to hear while relaxing and spending time with family and friends camping, fishing, boating, grilling, and escaping daily routines.

However, news outlets reported that 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries were tied to the vicious holiday weekend storms that halted flights, hammered mobile home parks and bustling campgrounds, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across the country.

Brandon Ward, fuel consultant with Fuel Logic, said his teams were prepared when the calls for help started coming in.

Assisting Communities Day and Night

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As minutes turned into terrifying hours and days of tornado-spawning thunderstorms that moved across the country, the trail of shredded homes, uprooted trees, twisted metal, demolished buildings, and flipped vehicles told the story of ravaged lives … over and over.

In full emergency response mode and with a proven track record of delivering fuel to customers through good times and bad, Fuel Logic mobilized teams to provide fuel assistance in any way possible in the storms’ aftermath.

Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas were among the states hardest hit over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, and Fuel Logic teams worked around the clock delivering fuel to help restore power and essential services.

Oklahoma cities including Marietta, Pryor, and Claremore, as well as much of North Texas, took the brunt of the severe weather as it marched east across America’s Heartland.

“We were delivering fuel to just about anyone you can think of,” said Ward. “We assisted hospitals and the Red Cross in Houston where flooding was catastrophic, and we provided fuel to countless businesses including Academy, Home Depot, Braum’s, nursing homes, restoration cleanup companies, and others in multiple states.”

Fuel Logic teams are well versed in traversing tough situations and rough terrain to ensure tanks and generators are filled with diesel, according to Ward. This emergency fuel translates into critical power for electric companies, healthcare facilities, businesses, data centers, and rescue resources during ongoing relief efforts.

“In recent years, our teams helped out during Hurricane Ida in 2021, Tulsa’s Father’s Day storm in 2023, and past severe weather events, including the Great Texas Freeze in 2021, California wildfires in 2020, and Hurricanes Laura, Michael, and Harvey that battered the Gulf Coast and Southeast,” said Ward.

Proactive Storm Response

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While certain weather, like tornadoes, can move in so fast that there is little time to prepare, other storms grant precious time to brace for the potential destruction to come.

This is especially true with hurricanes, during which landfall may be projected hours or days in advance by weather experts.

Year after year, Fuel Logic keeps a close eye on developing weather situations and, when possible, places fuel teams into locations before a storm hits.

That’s precisely what transpired before Hurricane Ida’s fierce Category 4 storm surge, intense rainfall, and maximum sustained wind speeds of 150 mph slammed into Louisiana on August 29, 2021.

Prior to Ida’s arrival on the Gulf Coast, Fuel Logic had strategically positioned several mobile fuel teams in Baton Rouge, La., and other areas throughout the state.

This allowed Fuel Logic to coordinate resources and expedite its fuel delivery to electric companies, military bases, healthcare facilities, and more across cities including Houma, New Orleans, LaPlace, Lafitte, and other hard-hit areas along the Mississippi and Alabama coasts.

“No matter what the situation, we are always committed to assisting customers any way we can,” said Ward. “We pride ourselves on delivering fuel as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible – especially in dangerous and challenging weather situations where lives and livelihoods are on the line.”

A Fuel Partner You Can Trust

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A rising global average temperature and associated widespread changes in weather patterns will likely continue to spur extreme weather events like flooding, severe storms, extreme heat waves, droughts, and wildfires, according to scientific data.

But while it may not always be possible to predict the weather, determining who to call for fuel assistance when rough weather hits is as easy as remembering fuellogic.com.

With 50 years of combined fuel industry experience, we understand the intricacies of superior fuel service and are committed to providing exceptional fuel solutions.

Whether through emergency fuel assistance, creating an action plan for unexpected outages, or ensuring that generators and tanks are filled for optimal performance, we are here to help with your fuel needs in any way we can.

Fleet managers, restaurant owners, grocery store chains, hospitals, construction managers, manufacturers, sports venues, retailers, and data centers are among the rapidly growing list of Fuel Logic clients benefitting from our nationwide, one-stop-shop fuel solutions so critical for companies operating in today’s demanding business landscape.

Whether you need one gallon or hundreds, one time, daily, weekly, or monthly, we believe that when you contact Fuel Logic for mobile fuel, you should expect convenience, flexibility, professionalism, and, above all, reliability.

We also believe that we will always exceed your expectations.

Why wait for a rainy day?

Contact Fuel Logic today to learn how our custom, creative solutions can meet all your fuel needs.

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