AARP consumer health and safety and consumer science experts are warning consumers about the potential blackout that is expected to hit the United States this winter.
The AARP announced Tuesday that consumers will be forced to pay $3.9 billion to cover the costs of power outages due to high winds and flooding, along with millions of dollars for emergency preparedness.
AARP Consumer Health and Safety and Consumer Science representatives were also speaking to reporters about the storm’s effects.
Aarp’s chief executive officer said that the AARP will also provide $6 billion in assistance to assist the affected areas, including $4.9 million for public safety agencies.
The AARP issued the emergency request on behalf of the public, noting that the nation’s largest public health agency has been in contact with affected communities for several weeks.
According to the statement, the public is asked to make sure that they have the following information:The Aarp statement comes as the National Weather Service has warned that a “major storm system” could form on Thursday that could bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall to the Midwest.
The storm is also expected to dump more than 50 inches of rain on several major metropolitan areas, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The NWS has also forecast severe thunderstorms that could produce up to 60 inches of rainfall.
As a result of the storms, the Aarp said that it has activated an Emergency Operations Plan to “support emergency responders in the immediate areas of potential exposure.”
The plan is being distributed through the AARPS website and is expected soon to be available to the public.AARP has also asked for assistance to cover costs associated with the storm.
“While there is no guarantee that a major storm will develop on Thursday, AARP is asking for donations to help cover the cost of storm preparations, including:AARP Consumer Safety and Productivity,AARP Energy,AARPS Communications,AARS Consumer and Life Sciences,AARRAS Consumer Energy,AAARP Consumer,AAARRAS Energy,AAAARRAS Communications,AAAARS Communications,AAAS Communications and AARP Health and Medical.
The consumer group has been coordinating with local agencies, including the National Guard and the Missouri National Guard.
It is also coordinating with the National Association of State Emergency Management Agencies (NASSEMA), the Missouri Emergency Management Agency, and the Kansas State Emergency Communications Coordination Center.
AARP will also send a team to meet with emergency managers at several state agencies.AARP has been working with FEMA and local officials to prepare for the storm, which is expected in the Midwest and Northeast and will continue to develop through Wednesday evening.
“FEMA and state emergency management agencies are coordinating with consumers to help ensure they are prepared to receive critical service, including food and water, for days and weeks.””
The National Weather Services are in contact, coordinating and providing support for consumers impacted by this storm, and have been providing all consumers with information and resources for their protection,” the agency said in a statement.
“FEMA and state emergency management agencies are coordinating with consumers to help ensure they are prepared to receive critical service, including food and water, for days and weeks.”