Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative members on our medical priority list should have either backup power (battery backup or generator) or a backup emergency plan to move to another location where electricity can be provided to meet their medical needs.
Members on the list have a special seal affixed to their meter bases that alerts us that someone in the household has a medical condition that requires part-time or continuous use of specialized medical equipment that must have electricity to operate.
The cooperative tries to inform those members of planned outages, However, during major outage situations such as those caused by hurricanes or other major storms, CCEC cannot guarantee that medical alert members’ electrical service will be one of the first to be restored.
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 necessary arrangements for shelter before a major outage occurs.