Hurricane Safety Information

Hurricane Safety Tips

Many types of natural disasters can occur in our town. Click below to view information on how to safely weather hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Hurricane Watch

Hurricane Watch is declared when hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 36 hours. Stay tuned to forecasts for additional advisories.

Hurricane Warning

Hurricane Warning is declared when hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the warning, usually within 24 hours. Complete all storm preparations and evacuate if directed by local officials.

Hurricane Season IS Flood Season

Nearly 25% of flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas.  For information and tips on risk, preparation and the National Flood Insurance Program, please visit their website. Be sure to take the one-step flood risk profile to see what risk category your home is in.

Links

For information on how to safely weather hurricanes & other natural disasters visit the CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security website, or dial 2-1-1.

For more information on disasters and preparedness you can visit the American Red Cross website.