With severe weather quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you some tips to ensure you and your family stay safe and are prepared for whatever may come our way.
First, I urge you to sign up for CT Alert, an emergency notification system operated by the state of Connecticut. You can sign up for alerts via email or to your cell phone to ensure that, no matter where you are, you will know if there is an emergency that could affect you.
Click here to sign up for CT Alert.
Second, every family should have a plan for emergencies, large and small. While we may get lucky and avoid the coming hurricane, we could still experience other severe weather, possibly resulting in extended power outages or downed trees and dangerous road conditions. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a website, detailing everything from what should be included in an emergency supply kit to how to plan for an evacuation. I hope you'll take the time to review this information and make a plan to protect you and your loved ones should the worst occur.
Click here for information on how to prepare your family for emergencies and the storms likely to hit our region this weekend.