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Disaster Preparedness, Relief & Recovery

Resources that can help convenience and fuel retailers when disaster strikes.

Hurricanes and Retail Fuel Prices: Provides insights on what to expect in the retail fuel market when hurricanes make landfall in the United States.

American Red CrossNACS has partnered with the Red Cross to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies​. Visit convenience.org/redcross​ to learn other ways to help. The Red Cross also has information on disaster preparedness​.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) offers emergency preparedness and response information on how to prepare and train for emergencies and hazards.

Small Business Administration covers topics on preparing for a disaster, creating a disaster plan and making a supply kit.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers resources for natural disasters and severe weather, including checklists

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Download the FEMA mobile app (available in English and Spanish) for a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, directions to open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. 

Unfortunately, disasters often bring out criminals who prey on the needs of disaster survivors by offering fraudulent services. Read FEMA's “How To Avoid and Report Scam Artists After a Disaster​” report for guidance.

National Petroleum Council:​ "Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters: Government and Oil and Natural Gas Industry Actions to Prepare, Respond, and Recover" provides advice on how the oil and natural gas industry and government can better prepare for and respond to significant disruptions to oil and natural gas supply chains caused by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc.​​​​​​​


 From NACS Magazine


After the Storms
A trifecta of hurricanes ravaged the United States and Puerto Rico, testing the fuel infrastructure and the convenience industry, which emerged as a beacon of hope to affected communities.

NACS Partners With the American Red Cross
Partnership will advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies.

When Mother Nature Strikes
Retailers affected by hurricanes want to stay open, but when disruptions occur, retailers are susceptible to changes in product availability and volatile wholesale prices.

10 Years Later
Hurricane Katrina, one of the most devastating natural disasters on record, had major implications for the entire convenience and fuel retailing industry.

​​Convenience = Community
A New Orleans native revives his neighborhood with a convenience store, small supermarket and barber shop.

A Tale of Two Cities
When hugely destructive tornadoes struck in the South, convenience stores proved resilient and rose to the challenge of serving their communities.


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