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Emergency Response & Procedures

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