In the two weeks following Superstorm Sandy a Chelsea based company did their part to help communties ravaged by the storm.
Fuel distributor Dennis K. Burke, Inc. assisted in FEMA’s efforts by sending fuel and resources to New York and New Jersey.
Initially, Burke started sending fuel trucks to support the utility trucks traveling to some of the worst hit areas of New York. Two days after the storm, Burke sent five more trailers of fuel to join the caravans of utility trucks heading towards New York.
“Just as the fuel distributor’s trucks were arriving in New York, FEMA officials were asking Burke if they could help by bringing in fuel for the army of emergency vehicles that were brought in to help with the recovery,” said Kelly Burke in a statement.
Burke has decades of working with utility companies in rough weather. During bad storms, the fuel company often sends trucks to fuel the utility trucks and tree-cutter’s trucks while they’re parked and out of service.
The company also offers its customers an emergency generator program, where they check the generator’s fuel status, guaranteeing emergency fuel deliveries in the New England area.