TAG SEARCH RESULT: Natural Disaster

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February 16, 2018

Behind the Scenes During California’s Thomas Fire

The City of Ventura's Mary Joyce Ivers was called to the Emergency Operations Center the night the Thomas fires began. She talks about her fleet department’s experience and response during the fire.

January 29, 2018

Calif. Fire Agencies Request $100M in State Funding

The California Fire Chiefs Association is urging Governor Jerry Brown and state lawmakers to provide an additional $100 million in state funds for apparatus, equipment, and staffing before extreme weather events.

December 12, 2017

Los Angeles Deploys Drones for the First Time for Wildfires

The drones use thermal imaging to seek out hot spots and a camera to assess property damage, which help the Los Angeles Fire Department make decisions when developing a response plan.

November 16, 2017

How Fleets Manage Fuel During Emergencies

When severe weather strikes, public sector fleet managers take a leading role in ensuring a continuous fuel supply for emergency vehicles.

November 3, 2017

N.Y. Sends 220 Utility Trucks to Puerto Rico

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he will deploy new emergency utility crews to Puerto Rico on Nov. 4 to restore power following Hurricane Maria.

October 16, 2017

Q. What should fleet managers do if there is a fuel shortage during a natural disaster?

A. Fleets using fuel cards should have a “storm profile” in place that anticipates the impact of fuel scarcity. Prices may be rising and stations may ration fill-ups in emergency situations...

October 4, 2017

Shield Your Eyes (and Headlights): Phoenix’s Fleet Weathers the Dust Storms

Dust storms are a frequent nuisance and an occasional threat in Phoenix, where officials keep an eye on the weather for the city’s fleet drivers and vehicles.

October 3, 2017

Harvey & Irma: The Fleet Impact

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S. in late August and early September, wreaking havoc in Texas and Florida. Here’s the fleet impact from public agencies caught in the hurricanes’ paths.

October 3, 2017

How Fleets Prepare for and Respond to Severe Weather

Municipal fleet managers prevail through harsh conditions by creating and faithfully executing plans to keep their drivers and vehicles safe and ready for action.

September 18, 2017

Florida Fleets Spared from Hurricane Irma Damage

Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage and flooding across the State of Florida. As agencies begin recovery efforts, public fleets are reporting minimal damage to vehicles and facilities.

September 6, 2017

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Could Create 1M Salvage Vehicles

While market watchers agree that Hurricane Harvey's impact stretches beyond Houston-area automotive business, estimates on exactly how many vehicles will need to be replaced vary between half a million and million vehicles, including as many as 18,500 fleet vehicles.

August 28, 2017

Fla. Fleet Facility Damaged in Storms

More than eight inches of rain fell in Manatee County, Fla., and a suspected tornado caused structural damage to several buildings, including the county’s Eastside Fleet Maintenance building.

August 27, 2017

Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

October 10, 2016

Public Agencies Respond to Hurricane Matthew

Local and state government agencies in the Southeast are working to clear roads, restore power, and rescue stranded residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

April 22, 2016

GM Plant Shut-Downs Blamed on Japan Quake

Parts shortages caused by a pair of earthquakes in Japan has caused General Motors to shut down four North America assembly plants for two weeks, the company has announced.

April 18, 2016

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

November 26, 2015

SCDOT Suffers Minimal Fleet Damage From Flooding

The minimal damage South Carolina Department of Transportation’s fleet sustained will help it continue repairs on flood-stricken roads.

October 5, 2015

Flooding Takes Toll on Carolina Fleets

The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.

May 29, 2015

Ram Truck, FCA Foundation Support Flood-Stricken Texas

Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation have donated $100,000 to the First Response Team of America, a disaster relief organization which is providing recovery and relief support to residents in flood-stricken central-Texas communities.

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