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.

Click here for a list of important Coventry-related numbers and websites to have on hand.

Beth Lacombe February 08, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Is CHS going to open for the winter storm? The article has information about Hurricane Sandy. Thanks.
Lauren Costa February 08, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Hi Beth, I have yet to get word about CHS opening as a shelter. I'm on the CERT team and we have not been deployed or given any info about that happening. However, I spoke briefly with Chief Volpe this morning and he will be sending me a Coventry EMA report with more blizzard information for the town soon. I'll keep you posted of course!


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