Keeping our Eyes on Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012

Dear Neighbor,

We are keeping our eyes on a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean named Sandy. It was a little more than one year ago we were hit with tropical storm Irene and nearly a year ago we were hit with an October Noreaster. We certainly don’t need another major storm.

In an effort to be proactive, I’m asking you to watch local weather forecasts and prepare for the worst but hope for best.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency says there is the potential for major storm early next week.

It’s important to note the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30; the principal threat period for Connecticut is from mid-August to mid-October.

**Recommendations by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection offer the following tips that all Connecticut residents take three simple preparedness steps: Get a kit, make a plan, and stay informed".**

Some 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 for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Here are the contact numbers for our area incase of a weather emergency.
Town Hall: (203) 794-8501
Bethel Fire Department: (203) 778-7414
Stony Hill Fire Department (Bethel) (203) 778-7417
Police Department (203) 743-5500
New Canaan
New Canaan Town Hall: (203) 594-3000
Ambulance Corps 203-594-3535
Emergency Management (203) 594-4101
Fire Department (203) 594-3140
New Canaan Police: 203-594-3500
Town Hall: 203-938-2002
Fire District #1 – Redding Ridge: 203-938-2520
Fire District #2- West Redding: 203-938-2518
Georgetown Fire District: 203-544-8800
Police: 203-938-3400
Town Hall: 203-431-2700
Fire Department: 203-431-2724
Police: 203-438-6531 
Town Hall: (203) 341-1000
Fire Department:  203-341-5000
Police: 203-341-6000  
Emergency Services: 203-341-6081
Town Hall: (203) 222-2500
Fire Department: 203-222-2647
Weston EMS: 203-222-2649
Police: 203-222-2600
Town Hall: (203) 563-0100
Ambulance: (203) 834-6245
Fire: (203) 834-6246
Police: (203) 834-6260