Preparing those with special needs for storm season

June 1, 2022 – Storm season starts today and those with special needs are urged to prepare for potential power outages. If you haven’t already, now is the time to prepare those with special needs so they are safe and comfortable to weather any storm:

  • Have a plan in place to ensure the continuity of any life-support needs. This may include making special arrangements to spend time with a friend or relative during an outage or using a back-up generator.
  • If you use a back-up generator, please be responsible for the safe installation, use, and maintenance of any back-up power.
  • Keep phone numbers of emergency response agencies, such as the hospital, fire department and police, in a convenient location, in the event emergency assistance is needed.
  • Ensure that you have a back-up telephone if you use a cordless or other telephone that is dependent on electricity.
  • Have a battery-powered radio on hand and a supply of fresh batteries to remain aware of news and other information.
  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy.

If preferred, those needing assistance can apply for special needs programs which provide shelter and transportation free of charge during Tropical Storms and/or Hurricanes. Applications can be found online according to what county you live in.

Visit the Reliability tab on for storm season safety tips and to download the LCEC Hurricane Guide.