Life Support Systems
Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation is always updating its records for life support equipment needs and would appreciate your cooperation in providing this vital information.
As our members know, there is nothing that can be done to prevent outages due to extreme weather or other acts of nature. The cooperative strives to minimize any inconvenience for its members by planning outages for maintenance and restoring service during outages as quickly as possible.
It is sometimes necessary to plan brief outages in order to maintain quality service and perform important maintenance or construction to our electric distribution systems. These brief outages ensure the safety of the cooperative's linemen.
What can you do? Plan ahead for emergencies
Occasional power outages are unavoidable and we encourage all members to plan ahead for storms or any type of emergency situation.
Since members who rely on electricity to power life-support equipment are located throughout out service area, it is not possible to give priority to these individuals following storm outages. It is important that members who use life-support equipment or their caregivers take responsibility to make arrangements ahead of time to prepare for potentially long-lasting interruptions in service. You may want to ask a relative or friend who has power if you can stay with them. Another option is to research whether or not a portable generator is appropriate for your situation. Members who experience medical distress due to a power outage should seek medical assistance.
If someone in your home is dependent on life support equipment, please fill out the form below: