Growing Power Outages Pose Grave Threat To People Who Need Medical Equipment To Live
Huff, C. (2021). Growing Power Outages Pose Grave Threat To People Who Need Medical Equipment To Live. National Public Radio (NPR).
The author describes how people who rely on electricity to power medical devices for daily life are affected by increasing power outages associated with climate change, highlighting how one ambulance provider responded to more than 50 calls in a two-day period from residents who rely on electricity powered life-sustaining equipment The author notes the benefit of programs such as the federal emPOWER program, which maps where people who rely on medical devices live, to facilitate public health and emergency preparedness and response.