emPOWER Map – Power Outage Risk Map


Over 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries rely upon electricity-dependent medical and assistive equipment—such as ventilators and wheel chairs—in our communities. Severe weather and disasters that cause power outages can be life threatening for these individuals.

Hospitals, first responders, electric companies, and community members can use this interactive online map to view information about Medicare beneficiaries who rely on electricity-dependent medical and assistive equipment and severe weather events that may put them at risk for power outages.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the map allows users to find the monthly total of Medicare beneficiaries with electricity-dependent equipment claims at the state, territory, county, and ZIP code level and turn on “real-time” NOAA severe weather tracking services to identify areas and populations that may be impacted and at-risk for power outages.

View Map: http://www.phe.gov/empowermap/Pages/default.aspx