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May 15, 2013
President Barack Obama listens to Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2013. The group met to discuss lessons learned during the response to Hurricane Sandy, as well as the ongoing preparations for 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1. | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo of the Week: Rain or Shine, Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

November 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy and Our Energy Infrastructure

Acting Under Secretary of Energy David Sandalow's remarks, as delivered, at the Columbia University Energy Symposium on November 30, 2012.

November 5, 2012
Readout of Secretary Chu’s Visit to New York and New Jersey

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today traveled to New York and New Jersey, where he met with state and local leaders and industry officials to discuss ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Sandy.

November 3, 2012
The Energy Department continues to work with its federal and state partners to restore critical energy infrastructure throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Helping Local Officials Address Fuel Shortages

The Energy Department is working in conjunction with other federal agencies to help local agencies facilitate the delivery of additional gasoline, diesel and home heating oil to the region.

November 2, 2012
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">The Google Crisis Map has power outage information, shelter and recovery centers, local emergency Twitter feeds, FEMA disaster declared areas and more.  | This map is created and maintained by 

To find your location, either enter your location in the box in the upper left corner or click and drag the map. Use the "Layers" button to select which data to display.</div></div></div>
Stay Up To Date on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Get information on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

November 2, 2012
On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall 5 miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph. This satellite image was taken 16 to 18 hours before Sandy's landfall on the New Jersey coast, using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and other federal agencies, is working around the clock to support the states and utilities that have been impacted by Sandy. Learn more about <a href="">federal efforts to support utility power restoration</a>. | Photo courtesy of CIMSS/University Wisconsin-Madison/NASA/NOAA.
Photo of the Week: Satellite View of Sandy at Night

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

August 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac is makes its way toward the Gulf Coast and the Energy Department provides details on the storm’s impact, and the recovery and restoration activities being undertaken. | Photo courtesy of NOAA
DOE Monitoring Energy Infrastructure, Responds as Isaac Makes Landfall

The Energy Department is working to respond and restore service as quickly and safely as possible, should Hurricane Isaac result in power outages.

August 27, 2012
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Isaac. | Courtesy of NOAA.
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Isaac

Information on customer power outages and other impacts on the energy sector as Tropical Storm Isaac develops.

August 24, 2012
Are You Prepared for a Blackout?

Are you prepared for a blackout? What have you done to prepare?

June 5, 2012
Hurricane Irene made landfall on the coast of North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane during the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the ninth named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2011 hurricane season. | Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Hurricane Season: Restoring Power after a Big Storm

As the 2012 hurricane season kicks off, the Energy Department stands ready to coordinate with the energy sector, and other federal agencies, to protect and restore the energy infrastructure and systems in potential disaster areas.