This past Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Dorian began its unforgiving onslaught, dumping historic rain in the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane. Since Sunday, Dorian has been rolling through the Bahamas at a slow speed of 2 MPH with sustained winds reaching 110 MPH hovering the Grand Bahama Islands causing destruction and disastrous flooding as the storm makes northwestern strides through the northern islands on track for the east coast of the U.S.
Tropical Storm Barry is the first to threaten the U.S. in 2019. It has intensified and could possibly turn into a hurricane. It's expected to affect the Gulf Coast from now into the weekend with threats of rainfall flooding, storm-surge flooding, and high winds to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Many disruption scenarios can occur when a hurricane hits the U.S. directly. Whether it hits the Gulf Coast refineries and off shore oil rigs, New York Harbor refineries or the Carolina’s where there isn’t an energy infrastructure presence but a high density of population. I had the pleasure to meet with one of our experts, Mike Dombroski, Commercial Sales Account Manager to discuss in more detail how to better prepare and what could happen to fuel prices if you’re not ready.