Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast in late August 2017, and brought high winds, storm surges, flooding and unprecedented rainfall. In total, six of Valero’s refineries and associated logistics assets were exposed to a variety of threats from Harvey.
After the initial landfall, our post-hurricane relief teams came to the aid of employees in the Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Arthur, Three Rivers and Texas City areas, with food, lodging and other needs, while assisting others with repairs and debris removal.
Our well-developed Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan allowed us to respond quickly and effectively to meet our facilities’ and employees’ needs.
Our employees worked to protect a key fuel artery that’s the lifeblood of communities in the nation’s heartland, even as their own homes were being impacted from high winds or flooding.