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As Hurricane Florence threatens the East Coast (read about recent evacuations here), PEI has compiled links to resources so members can prepare for and recover from disasters. Click these links, print and make copies of important information and save documents in a waterproof container stored in the highest level of your home or business. Back up everything to the cloud or an off-site server.

Most important, evacuate immediately if your local emergency management authorities give orders to move to safer locations. If you or your business is affected by Hurricane Florence, please let us know how you're doing and how PEI members can help. 

To report oil spills or chemical releases, call the National Response Center at 800-424-8802.


  • Get real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.
  • Learn emergency safety tips for more than 20 disaster types, including hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes.
  • Locate open emergency shelters in your area and find disaster recovery centers where you can talk to FEMA in person.
  • Toggle between English and Spanish. 

Safe & Well App

  • Register yourself as safe and well.
  • Search for others who have registered themselves safe and well.

FireChat App

  • Free messaging.
  • Communicate without internet, cellular coverage or data.

The Weather Channel 

Multi-State FMCSA Waivers (Sigma) 

Energy Waiver Library (DOE)

Waze App

  • Real-time traffic, road information.
  • Community-shared gas prices.

Energy Infrastructure with Real-Time Storm Information (Energy Information Administration)

International Code Council Disaster Response Network

Hurricane Toolkit for Businesses (FEMA) 

How to Prepare for a Hurricane (FEMA) 

Timeline to Prep for a Hurricane ( 

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Preparedness Handbook (American Petroleum Institute)

Playbook for an Effective All-Hazards Chemical Sector Response (Chemical Sector Coordinating Council and Department of Homeland Security)

American Red Cross 

Disaster Assistance ( 

Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response (

Underground Storage Tank Flood Guide (EPA) 

What UST Owners Can Do After a Flood (NACS) 

Post-Severe Weather Checklist (EPA) 

State Feedback: Emergency Response to Natural Disasters (EPA) 

2018 PEI Directory 

PEI Recommended Practices