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Health Residents on life support should take extra precautions

May 23, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Lee Co. Electric Co-Op (LCEC) knows how important reliable electric service is to our customers, especially those using life-support devices. We make every effort to prevent outages, but sometimes outages do occur. Here are tips for residents on life support:

n Have an alternate plan in place to ensure the continuity of any life-support needs. This may include making special arrangements to spend time with a friend or relative during an outage or using a back-up generator.

n Customers who use a back-up generator are responsible for safe installation, which disconnects the generator from LCEC facilities. If not installed correctly, generators present a safety risk to the public and LCEC line crews.

n Keep phone numbers of emergency response agencies, such as the hospital, fire department and police, in a convenient location, in the event emergency assistance is needed.

n Ensure that you have a back-up telephone if you use a cordless or telephone that is dependent on electricity.

n Have a battery-powered radio on hand to stay aware of news and other information.

n Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy.

NOTE: Be sure to utilize the medications chart to the left to log all of your current prescriptions, in case of emergency.



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