Corrigan Oil Routes Fuel to Storm Damaged East Coast
The Brighton company has been cycling seven fuel trucks to parts of New York and New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
In the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, Brighton's very own Corrigan Oil Company is one of many offering support in the best way they know how - by supplying fuel to emergency vehicles, utility and towing companies.
Corrigan provided fuel and generators after the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers and again after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005. Now the company has 10 employees cycling seven trucks back and forth from Michigan to New York and New Jersey.
Corrigan president Mike Corrigan said the company became sort of the "go-to guys" for these types of situations.
The Corrigan trucks are equipped to dispense fuel into most containers, ranging from, large tanks to small gas cans and vehicles, allowing fuel to be obtained in any fashion to those in need.
"It's been pretty amazing the way everybody pulled together to help the region out," Corrigan said. "We've seen other companies and police departments from Michigan out there. I'm just really happy that our company was equipped to get out there and ehlp those folks get back to normal as quickly as possible."
In addition to the devastation of the super storm, Sandy, a nor’easter hitting parts of Northeast U.S. with heavy snow is causing more damage to the East Coast and complicating efforts to continue transporting and fueling.
The first truck was sent out Nov. 2 and Corrigan said he anticipates they will continue until mid-December.