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What impacts can we expect with a power shutdown?

A variety of impact our possible. These include an inability to conduct City business or support planned events. There will also be impacts to access ATM machines, purchase fuel, operate computers, use cell phones, access WIFI networks, or purchase any supplies with a debit of credit card

The loss of power to HVAC units may create untenable environments for individuals with health issues and the elderly. Medical devices including home dialysis machines, oxygen units, ventilators, and wheelchair chargers, may not operate without external power sources.

It is expected that public safety agencies will be overwhelmed with 9-1-1 calls to address emergency medical needs, elevator rescues, and fire and burglar alarm activations. The loss of power to traffic signals will create traffic hazards and congestion throughout the City.

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