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Emergency Response & Procedures

October 5, 2010
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Avoided Through Weatherization

Learn about another benefit to weatherization that could save your life.

August 17, 2010
Energy SWAT Team Prepares for Hurricane Season

The National Response Framework details the Department of Energy's emergency support functions for the nation’s energy sector. ‪‪

June 18, 2010
Montgomery's horizontal grinder has normal handling capacity of 108 tons per hour. | Photo Courtesy of Lynda Wool
Managing Storm Aftermath in Alabama

Warm, humid climate and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico produce turbulent weather patterns that regularly bring tornadoes and hurricanes to Montgomery, AL. As a result, each year the state's capital city must manage tons of construction waste and storm debris. Now, thanks to a $2.5 million Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) from the U.S. Department of Energy, Montgomery will revamp its landfill sorting efforts and retrofit its historical city.

August 12, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $38 Million in State Awards for Energy Emergency Preparedness

Recovery Act funding to support state planning and energy assurance capabilities

September 2, 2010
Solar generators like this one will provide electricity to Houston residents after hurricanes and other emergencies. | Photo Courtesy of City of Houston
Houston to Go Solar in Emergencies

The situation was both inconvenient and dangerous, as residents were unable to charge devices such as cell phones and medical equipment that are critical in emergency situations. After Hurricane Ike struck Houston, Texas in September 2008, some city residents went without electricity for more than two weeks.

Finding a solution