CCEC members on the organization’s “medical priority” list need to plan in advance for possible power outages during any major storms.
Medical Priority means that a co-op member or someone in the member’s household has a medical condition that requires part-time or continuous use of specialized medical equipment that must have electricity to operate. The cooperative maintains a medical priority solely to inform members of planned outages and to make sure these members have a backup plan for major outage situations such as those caused by hurricanes.
Options include a battery backup or generator or plans to move to another location where electricity can be provided to meet medical needs.
In Carteret County, residents with special medical needs can register with the county here: Registration is a voluntary program that provides evacuation assistance and sheltering to residents during such times.
In Craven County, residents can register here.
Most hospitals or doctors’ offices can refer you to facilities to use in case of major power outages. You should contact these facilities to make all the necessary arrangements before a major outage occurs.