When the Louisiana coast got hit by Hurricane Laura in late August 2020, the Lake Charles community was left without electricity, cell service, or working gas stations. In response, Booster sent a relief team to help get the community back on their feet. In addition to filling personal and first responder vehicles, the team kept generators running in local homes, hotels, and businesses.
When a state of emergency is declared, the spike in demand for fuel can cause shortages in affected areas. Once disaster strikes, gas stations can be damaged to the point of being inoperable. The lack of accessible fuel hits hard by both creating difficulties for emergency responders and preventing affected people from leaving the area. The traditional fuel supply chain is slow to respond and remedy these situations.
More dynamic, mobile fueling trucks can be deployed to where they’re needed most.
This isn’t the first time Booster has helped with natural disaster relief. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Booster provided emergency fueling services to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) vehicles responding to the most adversely impacted areas of Texas.
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