The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida.
DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts.
DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense and Interior; as well as state agencies and energy companies impacted by the hurricane.
Energy and utility organizations have prepared additional crews and equipment for emergency restoration work in case of outages.
Companies have also deployed sensing and monitoring technologies to support restoration efforts.
The Energy Department also is monitoring the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to confirm readiness should a major supply disruption occur.