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What should I do if I need power for my medical equipment?

by | Sep 16, 2017 | 0 comments

If you or someone you love is dependent on electrically powered medical equipment and are still without power, we have a few resources and recommendations for you.

If you find yourself in a life-threatening situation, immediately call 911. If the situation is not life-threatening and you are in need of a temporary place to stay, consider going to a local special needs shelter. The shelter may have air conditioning, medical supplies, staffing and special services to assist you. Please call 3-1-1 or 2-1-1 to find open shelters near you, or visit www.FloridaDisaster.org/shelters. To find an open FEMA shelter, visit www.FEMAevachotels.com.

If you are able to stay with a friend or family member in a different location where power has been restored, this is also a good option. Should you need a high level of service or care, as of today, 100% of the facilities classified as high-priority critical infrastructure facilities have been restored.

For additional disaster relief resources and information, visit:

Restoration crews continue to make progress after Hurricane Irma, one of the most unique storms in our company’s history. We’re working 24/7 and won’t stop until every customer has their power restored.

About The Author

Manny Miranda

Manny Miranda is senior vice president of power delivery for Florida Power & Light. He is responsible for the planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations of the company's transmission, substation and distribution facilities.

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