Screen capture from the emPOWER Map website


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.

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.

This map, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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.

Last modified
26 January 2018 - 11:31am