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Posted on: June 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 6/1/2015 - Hurricane Season begins June 1: Preparedness Tips

HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1

Residents Advised to be Prepared for Any Severe Weather with these Preparedness Tips

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
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  • At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
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  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
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  • Flashlight and extra batteries
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  • First aid kit
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  • A whistle to signal for help
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  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
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  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
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  • A manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
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  • Local maps
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  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

 Create a Family Emergency Plan 

  • Identify an out-of town contact.  It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
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  • Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know. Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts.
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  • Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
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  • Subscribe to alert services. Go to www.ct.gov/ctalert to register for emergency alerts. 

For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit www.ct.gov/hurricane or www.ready.gov.