Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer would like to encourage those residents with special medical needs who rely on electricity to power life-supporting equipment to register for the Long Island Power Authority’s Critical Care program. Those enrolled in the program will receive advanced notice of scheduled power outages and oncoming severe weather that could lead to outages lasting several days. This program does not guarantee priority restoration of service.
LIPA would like to remind those who enroll in the program that it their responsibility to make preparations in advance of a potential multi-day outage to ensure their medical needs are taken care of. The Critical Care program only serves to provide advanced notice to those customers with special medical needs in order to make necessary preparations ahead of a storm.
Customers wishing to enroll in the Critical Care program must provide LIPA with a medical certificate from a doctor or the local Board of Health. Once approved the customer’s account and meter will be tagged as “critical care.”
Devices which meet the medical criteria for life-support equipment include:• Apnea Monitor• Curraise Respirator• Positive Pressure Respirator• Suction Machine• IV Feeding Machine• Tank Type Respirator• Respirator/Ventilator• Hemodialysis Machine• Rocking Bed Respirator• Oxygen Concentrator• IV Medical Infusion Machine
For more information about LIPA’s Critical Care Program call 1-800-490-0025 or visit http://www.lipower.org/criticalcare