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Personal Emergency Preparedness Topics

September: Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season ranges from June 1 through November 30; however, August and September historically are the most active months for Connecticut. From Fairfield to New London, previous hurricanes have flooded Connecticut streets, homes and businesses.  Strong winds have snapped trees, left debris and interrupted essential utilities and power sources.

Families and businesses can be forced to manage as best as possible in the aftermath of the major storms. Without power, traditional media sources may be unavailable and important advisories and information can be difficult to obtain. Being prepared is one of the most important things that every household and business can do before a storm hits. Check out our Hurricane Preparedness Guide to find out what to do if you lose power, how to build your own emergency kit, and how to access other resources to keep you safe.

Come to Terms with Storms

Warnings and Watches. Learn more about the weather terminology you hear on the news. Get familiar with the terms to help identify hazards in your area!

Make a Kit, Before Your Hit

Everyone should have an Emergency Preparedness Kit. Learn what you should include and start building your kit today!

When the Lights Go Out

Generators are a great way to produce your own power when the lights go out, but can also be dangerous if not operated properly. Get familiar with generators so you aren’t powerless.

Keep Foods Fresh

Food safety is extremely important if there is a loss of power in your home. Learn how to keep your food fresh during a storm and read about creative meal plans.

If You Have to Get Out, Know Your Route

It is vital for your safety to know the evacuation plan of your community. It is also important to create a safety plan with your whole family, including your children.

Kid Zone

Get your kids involved in planning. There are a number of fun and educational activities for family preparedness planning.

For further information on the above topics, view our Hurricane Preparedness Guide as well as the other links below: