DOE emergency response efforts provide clear and consistent communication to deliver situational awareness of energy sector impacts. DOE responders in the field will facilitate subject matter expertise and assist with expedited waivers and special permits that aid industry restoration efforts. We do so in close communication with our Federal partners, including FEMA, the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense, Interior, and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as state agencies and energy companies affected by the storm.
DOE has been issuing situation reports on Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma and Harvey to provide details on the storms' impacts, and the energy industry's recovery and restoration activities being undertaken. Below are the most recent situation reports, available for viewing and downloading. Beginning October 16, 2017, the situation reports were condensed to focus on the status of energy infrastructure and restoration efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Beginning the week of December 4, DOE plans to issue a single situation report per week, with updates on the response and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, at 12:00 PM EST on Wednesdays. DOE will continue to provide daily updates through FEMA.
Additional archived situation reports that were issued between August 26, 2017 and September 19, 2017 are available HERE. Additional details about DOE's efforts with partners on response, recovery, and restoration efforts are available in blogs posted on November 22, September 29, September 27, September 18, September 13, September 7, and August 25.