Preparing for a storm and making the right decisions afterwards requires consideration in advance. Below are the best emergency preparedness tips from the State of Connecticut.

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Connecticut

  • Secure your home with storm shutters or plywood and stow outdoor objects.
  • Trim trees and shrubs around your home and clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts. Get a Quote for Tree Removal
  • Know who is in charge of younger children and loved ones, neighbors who may be elderly or have special needs, and pets.
  • Know the evacuation routes and public shelters in your area if you have to evacuate.
  • Stock up on nonperishable food, water, medications and first aid supplies.
  • Have a battery-powered radio and extra batteries on hand so you can stay informed.
  • Have an emergency travel kit that includes food, water, battery-powered radio, flashlight, and first aid supplies.
  • Consider flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program and take pictures of your belongings before disaster strikes.
  • If you have a boat, secure it.
  • Fill the bathtub with water and keep the refrigerator closed.
  • Keep cell phones charged and avoid using them except for serious emergencies.
  • Fill up your car’s gas tank and have your emergency kit ready to go.
  • Listen to the radio or TV for information.

CT State Government Resources

Dept. of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

CT Guide to Emergency preparedness
Order a copy of the guide. or view it online.

Hurricane & Tornado Preparedness
Dozens of tips to prepared your home and family before an expected storm system.

Hurricane and Tornado Aftermath
Tips related to drinking water, private wells, power and utility outages, mold, food, animals and pets and state resources to be aware of as you deal with storm cleanup

Municipal Storm Resources