There was no backup generator in place for the Irving Oil tank farm in Charlottetown when post-tropical storm Fiona knocked out power to the entire province on Sept. 24 — even though P.E.I.’s Emergency Measures Organization had identified that property as the single most important piece of infrastructure in the province.
All fuel deliveries to P.E.I. go through that facility. Without power, there was no way to pump fuel from those tanks to be distributed to gas stations on the Island, some of which had their own generators and were able to pump fuel from their tanks — until they ran out.
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