HEALTH: Residents Dependent on Electrical Medical Devices Advised to Go to Shelters
If Hurricane Sandy causes power outages, residents will have only a limited time to find electrical sources for their medical devices.
The Rhode Island Department of Health is now urging people who depend on life-sustaining medical equipment requiring electricity (such as a respirator) to go to a shelter before the heavier winds pick up this afternoon. They should bring at least a three-day supply of medications.
Coventry High School, located at 40 Reservoir Rd. has been designated as the Town of Coventry's shelter.
A list of additional shelters can be found at www.ri.gov/press/view/17752.
HEALTH also reminds Rhode Islanders with Special Healthcare Needs to enroll in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry.