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Join SPEC's Life Support Registry

Power outages, while inconvenient, are a fact of life. Storms, car accidents and even animals can do damage to power lines and cause a disruption in service. For many of us, these outages are simply a hassle, but for others, they can be life-threatening.

If there is someone in your home whose health depends on an electrically operated device, it’s important that you take these necessary precautions to prepare for power outage.

  • Purchase an uninterruptable power supply, or battery backup, that can provide emergency power for a period of time.
  • Invest in a portable generator that can power life-saving equipment in the event of an extended power outage.
  • Plug electronic devices into surge protectors, which will protect the equipment from potential damage in the event of a power surge.
  • Always keep an adequate supply of prescription drugs and medical equipment on hand in case a storm prevents you from getting refills.
  • Report outages immediately by calling us at 361-364-2220 or toll-free at 888-740-2220.
  • Keep a cell phone or corded landline in your home that can be used to make phone calls when the power is out.
  • Let SPEC know if there’s someone in your home that relies on life-supporting medical equipment by filling out the form below.  If you’re already on our life-support registry, please notify us of any changes you’ve made to your address, phone number or medical equipment.

Complete the following form and submit it, along with a physician’s directive or prescription detailing your life-support needs.

 

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