After Hurricane Irma hit Fort Myers, Fla., causing extensive damage, East River Energy, Guilford, Conn., was subcontracted to help get Southwest Florida International Airport operating again, says Steve Sowka of East River Energy. On Sept. 13 East River Energy mobilized a number of trucks and drivers to the airport in Fort Myers. “They were there for a week, primarily to provide fuel for the Homeland Security, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration and airport employee vehicles, so they could get to work, and in some cases going to their homes” to refuel vehicles, Sowka says.
East River Energy personnel involved in the effort, Sowka says, were: Rick Swan, John Gray, Rich Bergen, Angelo DiLorenzo, Cody Litz, Hussand Miller, Jake Skulczyck, Tyler Heath and Kyle Heath.
Pictured: East River Energy employees Angelo DiLorenzo, far left, and Rick Swan, far right, in Fort Myers, Fla., where they helped with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma struck in September. Photo courtesy of East River Energy.