Governor Malloy offered the following preparedness tips:
Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
- One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- A whistle to signal for help
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Family Emergency Plan
Identify an out-of town contact. It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know. Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts.
Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
Subscribe to alert services. Many communities/states now have systems that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about severe weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc. Connecticut residents should go to www.ct.gov/ctalert
to register for alerts.
Below is a compilation of resources that can provide help and guidance for individuals, businesses and municipalities in recovering from disaster and preparing for future events. Check back for more resources as this page will be updated
PREPAREDNESS AND PLANNING
educates Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
is a resource for coastal communities in protecting and mitigating climate hazards.
The RAND Corporation
is a nonprofit organization that focuses on policies promoting community resilience.
Trust for Public Land
is a nonprofit organization that helps government and philanthropic organizations preserve land for the public, including public parks and playgrounds. .
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
is part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies and offers preparedness tips and useful links.
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