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Castle activates emergency plan during heavy winter storms.

Not one, but two record-breaking storms battered the east coast this winter putting heavy new emphasis on city and corporate emergency preparedness operations.

The Northeaster storm was first, arriving in December with hurricane force winds and severe flooding. The New York metropolitan area was hard hit, with high flood waters threatening power outages for the city. Castle Oil Company, the Harrison, New York-based oil supplier, met this challenge by putting their preparedness plan into action.

"The water flooded over our East River docks, threatening to halt operations," said Lou Romano, senior vice president of sales for Castle. An immediate concern was to keep Con Edison, a Castle customer, fully supplied with fuel. Under normal conditions this is done via barge, moving from Castle's Long Island City docks to processed over 2,000, reports Romano. "Virtually all our work force was on call over the weekend during the storm, putting into effect our work force plan for this kind of emergency."
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Title Annotation:Castle Oil Company
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:May 19, 1993
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