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HEALTH Urges People Who Depend on Medical Devices Requiring Electricity to Go to Shelters

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is now urging people who depend on life-sustaining medical equipment requiring electricity (such as a respirator) to go to a shelter before the heavier winds pick up this afternoon. They should bring at least a three-day supply of medications.

The list of shelters can be found at www.ri.gov/press/view/17752

HEALTH also reminds Rhode Islanders with Special Healthcare Needs to enroll in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry.

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 10-29-2012

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