Notify your energy company to get immediate assistance if your medical devices require power

4 things you can do right now to cope with storm anxiety (along with other 2020 stress)
4 things you can do right now to cope with storm anxiety (along with other 2020 stress)

HOUSTON – Power outages are a big concern for many residents when severe weather strikes, especially if you have a medical condition.

According to the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, most utility companies keep a list of critical care and chronic condition consumers.

Being on this list does not guarantee your power will be restored immediately, but emergency services workers can access this list to see who may need immediate attention.

If you have a medical condition that requires electric hospital beds, wheelchairs, oxygen and refrigerators for special medication.

You probably land under one of these two statuses:

Critical care

-for consumers who are on life support equipment.

Chronic condition