The following information will help you during an emergency, or impending emergency, to stay informed and get the help you may need.
Not only is 9-1-1 available for calling, but you can now TEXT 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
CT Alert Notification System:
CT Alert is an enrollment based notification system that is used to notify the public of impending AND ongoing emergency situations. The public may enroll in this notification system here https://portal.ct.gov/ctalert
Severe external weather updates are now posted on the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security website when sent out through the CT Alert messing system. You may view these alerts by clicking here.
CT Prepares Web Application:
The CT Prepares app can be downloaded on both Apple and Android based smartphones. CT Prepares provides information and alerts in emergency situations and incorporates and integrates text messaging, email, and social networking, allowing residents to communicate with family members during an emergency. Users will receive real-time notifications including emergency news, state office closings, and public safety messages.
Connecticut 211 provides informational services to the public during disasters. Residents are urged to call 211 if you need help finding specific resources or basic information before, during, and after a disaster, such as shelters. Additionally, resources are available on the Connecticut 211 website at www.211ct.org. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234.
The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security utilizes social media to send out important information before, during and after storms and crisis situations. Additionally, during disaster situations, the Office of the Governor may utilize social media platforms to inform the public.
NOAA Weather Radio:
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. Click here to learn more.
Press Releases- News and Announcements:
During a disaster situation and in times of blue skies, the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Office of the Governor periodically release critical information related to storm readiness, protective actions, and disaster recovery.
https://www.ready.gov/ is a source to be informed and plan ahead for disasters.
There is an area of the website particularly helpful to older adults and people with disabilities that include plans for medical equipment, service animals, assistive technology, communication strategies and more.