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Hurricane Recovery

How can on-site fuel tanks speed up
recovery time after a hurricane?

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

June 1 to November 30 is the official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin, with peaks from late August through October. This year has been an unusually quiet month for tropical storms. However, NOAA forecasters and FEMA are still predicting increased hurricane activity due to the ongoing La Nina effect, which cools the ocean surface temperature and leads to changes in the global climate. 

The construction industry is one of the most vulnerable to adverse weather conditions, like hurricanes. Materials and debris can take off in high winds, water can flood the site, and equipment can be lost or damaged. Power outages and surges are also common in these circumstances. 

For many, however, the challenges arise during the recovery phase. Once a hurricane has hit, it’s imperative to get up and running again to save time and money. But failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Fuel storage can ensure you have the right resources when recovering from a harsh weather event. 

How did Western global respond to Hurricane Ida?

Guaranteed fuel supply

Sites that traditionally wet-hose may struggle to get access to their required fuel after a hurricane. Unruly weather can disrupt the supply chain, affecting delivery vehicles and fuel distribution companies en route. 

On-site fuel tanks, on the other hand, like Western Global’s TransCube, are ready-to-go at all times and can be dropped full of fuel, requiring limited sources and labor to operate. Without relying on external suppliers, the TransCube can fuel up to three pieces of equipment simultaneously, keeping operations up and running without the downtime associated with low fuel supply. 

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TransCube Global Range 

Weather-proof

The volatile weather of hurricane season can also bring about increased rainfall. Some wet-hosing solutions cannot withstand an influx of water, whereas Western Global’s fuel tanks are double-walled, with a built-in, weatherproof secondary containment that eliminates the need for drip trays. This double-walled construction also makes our tanks more durable than traditional round fuel tanks, lowering leakage in hazardous situations. No matter the weather, our tanks will always keep fuel and the environment safe and secure, on-site and on the road.

Transportable

Designed with transportability in mind, our US DOT-approved tanks feature steel brackets and forklift pockets for easy maneuvering into tight positions and hard-to-access locations – even when filled with fuel. When a hurricane has hit, and consistent energy on-site is vital, our tanks can be craned or forklifted with ease – no extra training required. 

All our Western Global tanks are built with readiness in mind, helping you get the right fuel in the right place at the right time. If you are operating a construction site in a hurricane-prone area, it’s best to ensure you have taken precautions to keep your operations running smoothly after a natural disaster. 

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