Close to 4.2 million people now face the threat of catastrophic winds, rain, and storm surge from Hurricane Michael. With widespread power outages imminent and gas stations closing, fuel shortages are being reported across the region. This means that first responders will have to travel long distances for fuel, hindering response efforts. People will not have access to fuel for their cars, generators, or home medical equipment - putting their lives and livelihoods at risk.
FRF deploys to the disaster site, sources fuel from the closest location, and delivers it to those in need. This includes first responders, local police and fire departments, hospitals, nursing homes, water treatment plants and, of course, individual people and families who depend on fuel for basic survival in the wake of major disasters. As long as we have the resources, FRF will work to ensure that those in the areas hardest-hit by Michael, have the fuel they need to make it through the storm.
Our free fuel helps to power the emergency response and reduce the impact of the disaster on those affected: By providing easy access to fuel, we enable first responders to reach as many people as possible with fewer delays; we supply fuel to hospitals and nursing homes for generators, which can be the difference between life and death for vulnerable and sick patients; and with just 5 gallons of fuel per family, we ensure that disaster-affected people can meet basic needs for days on end.
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