The effects of climate change are contributing to the severity of extreme weather events like ice storms, blizzards, and derechos, and causing ongoing drought that’s causing prolonged and devastating wildfire seasons.
Extreme weather events and wildfires pose a significant threat to the security of our nation’s critical energy infrastructure, potentially causing the disruption of our energy systems and impacting fuel supplies.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Emergency Support Function #12 is virtually supporting the response to wildfires in Hawaii.
For information related to specific extreme weather and wildfire response efforts, visit the pages below. Learn more about how DOE coordinates response and recovery here.