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Whole house generators cost around 8 k and you need a natural gas hookup. Smaller portable gas generator are a few hundred and require special electrical hook up. I do not recommend that you fire up this type on your own. They need refueling every 4 hours and if there is a system electrical failure, there will be long gas station lines for the few stations that can operate. Your O2 system is around 1k which your insurance paid for. Major catastrophes happen once every 10 years or so unless you live in certain prone areas.
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If you keep 2 small tanks, they should last about 4 hours which is enough for service restoration.
Longer outages mean you will call your local emergency services when you need emergency shelter which is not ideal.
In the case of anticipated weather emergencies with major catastrophe, it is best to vacate to a new shelter several miles away. Think Hurricaine Katrina here. Even people on dialysis were affected.
If hospitals are up and running, then there will be no other option but to head there. During a post hurricaine outage in New England, I met several oxygen users who were hospitalized for a week only due to oxygen need.
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Our Township has an Emergency Management Dept. They have generators that are given out when needed. My husband is signed up with them because without his hearing aides he is deaf. So if there is an evacuation they know there is a deaf person in our house. See if you have a local or County Emergency Management.
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Make sure your power company knows that you live on oxygen 24/7. They have programs to make sure vulnerable people get O2 and priority assistance if there's a power failure. You might also contact your local fire department's non-emergency number and let them know, too. They might have a similar program or work hand in hand with the power company to deliver oxygen to those who need it.

Of course, the spare tank is a given, too, so get one.
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You don't need, and won't receive aid in, obtaining a generator for your whole house.

Buy an oxygen tank in case of an emergency. They're not expensive.
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Dear Bevvydoo,

I would suggest calling your local government or senior's department to see what programs might be offered in the community for assistance.
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I don't know of any programs that help with a generator, but when my husband was on 24/7 oxygen the last 22 months of his life, he was given a large oxygen tank to keep on stand by, that he was to use in case of a power outage. Did the folks that supply your oxygen not give you one of those just in case? If not, you may want to ask them bout that. Best wishes.
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You need a whole house generator for your oxygen machine?

Probably not, so you will find it difficult to get aid in buying it.

Find out what you really need and then you will have better luck getting assistance.
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