This sounds like it is a job for the city but it appears they are abdicating that responsibility. In any case, there may be a need for a marine battery(s) in lower Manhattan if anyone can help out. Coordinate directly with Roberta.Goldb...@gmail.com
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:09:06 -0400
Subject: Re: [cwscc] Possible need for emergency resources
NYC emergency services simply tells him to evacuate and get to a hospital. Without power, and therefore no elevator, it's impossible for him to leave his building. The best and safest way for him to get through this is using these batteries until power is restored.
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 9:55 PM, Eric Russell wrote:
Roberta, Has anyone contacted NYC emergency services? They are supposed to take care of this sort of problem. Is he already listed with them? If no one else has an in on this, I will check out the contact info for you. Eric
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 01:33:18 +0000
Subject: [cwscc] Possible need for emergency resources
There is a severely disabled man in lower Manhattan - he was unable to evacuate - who depends on a ventilator/respirator to breathe. His vent can run on marine batteries and right now, he has enough juice to last through Sunday, however, if the power remains out to lower Manhattan, he will need more batteries before Sunday evening.
Is there anyone out there who has access to marine batteries, ideally more than one, who can get to lower Manhattan and give it/them to him? If you have access to the batteries but no way to get there, there seems to be a decent network of folks who can meet you somewhere and make that part of it easier.
I will know by Sunday morning if he needs more.
Please distribute this widely to anyone who can help