Did you know the EIA has a live map with storm updates overlaying the U.S.’s energy infrastructure? The site shows how extreme weather events line up with energy systems like power lines, pipelines, refineries, oil rigs, and more.
As the map below shows, Irma will travel over several Caribbean islands before skirting over Florida. Fortunately for areas outside of Florida, none of the oil infrastructure in Florida is critically linked to outside areas; that is, you won’t see the cascade failure experienced after Harvey. Still, the storm will cut of fueling in Florida as ports close, creating a shortage in the state until the storm passes. We’ll share more information about Florida’s fuel markets in today’s Storm Alert update.
Click Here to see the interactive map.