Hurricane Season

For more information on how to ensure your family is disaster ready, go to www.ready.gov. Residents can also download the CTPrepares App for Apple or Android devices. This app provides information and alerts in emergency situations and incorporates text messaging, email, and social networking, as well as allows residents to communicate with family members during an emergency. Receive real-time notifications including emergency news, state office closings, and public safety messages. The American Red Cross also has an emergency alert app that can be downloaded with similar features and preparedness information. 


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For updates and information about current hurricane and tropical storm advisories, visit: National Hurricane Center or National Weather service- Upton NY


City of Norwalk- Customer Service203-854-3200
United Way/Infoline- for housing, health, mental health providers,  financial assistance or information. 2-1-1
For public safety or life-threatening emergencies9-1-1
To report a power outage: Don’t assume your provider knows about your outage or that someone else has reported it.Eversource at 800-286-2000,(can also provide updates by text)
SNEW at 203-866-3366
Third Taxing District at 203- 663-6875
Volunteer after a disaster:Norwalk Health Dept- ERT
Are you in a flood zone? Know your Zone

Gas stations with Generators: https://data.ct.gov/Public-Safety/Gas-Stations-with-Emergency-Generators/iksq-gc7z/data

 Flood Safety for you and your family: Brochure

Turn Around- Don't Drown: Brochure


Links to help you prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms: 

Ready.gov- Hurricanes

Ready.gov- Power outages

 FLASH- Hurricane Strong 

Hurricanes and Tropical storms can be frightening for children, but there are some great resources to help be better prepared for emergencies. The sites below have materials for kids as well as parents/caregivers and educators. 

Ready Kids

Hurricane strong for Kids

Sesame Street- Emergency Preparedness 

Transportation

For information on delays or cancellation of transportation services due to inclement weather, please visit: 

Norwalk TransitNorwalk Transit- Wheels2U
CT Transit- bus

MTA- Metro North and Amtrak


After the Storm: NeighborCheck10

Centers for Disease control- Hurricanes 

 

As Norwalkers assess the damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, here are some important safety tips to keep in mind.


Food Safety: When in Doubt, Throw it Out!

If you lost power in your home, use these guidelines to tell if your food is safe to eat. 

  • The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about 4 hours, as long as the door was kept closed. If your freezer was fully packed, it will keep food safely cold for 2 days. If your freezer was only half full, it will keep food safe for 1 day. 
  • Throw out any raw or cooked meat, poultry, seafood, milk and dairy products, cooked vegetables, eggs, cooked pasta and pasta salads that were kept above 40 degrees F for 2 hours or more. 
  • You can keep some foods at room temperature for a few days: butter, margarine, dried fruits, salad dressings, peanut butter, jelly, barbecue sauce, mustard, ketchup, olives, hard and processed cheese, and bread.

Residents who lost food as result of the storm and power outage, should check their homeowner or renters insurance policies. Many will cover lost food as a result of power outages.  For food safety tips following a power outage visit: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/food-safety-during-a-power-outage.html

To maintain social distancing, we dropped charging stations outside in front of the building, on the lawn, on Mott Avenue, and by the rear door, off Belden avenue. Take advantage of Library-Free-WiFi (thanks to the IT department) as well as electricity,( thanks to Building Management).And while you're here, pick up a free book from the friends' giveaway cart!



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