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Posted on: August 19, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Preparedness: Be Prepared for Hurricane Irene

Please return to for regular updates regarding Hurricane Irene and its impact on Trumbull.

* If you have a power outage, please don't call 9-1-1.  Please limit 911 calls to emergencies during this event.   To report a power outage, downed power lines or damaged electrical equipment, call United Illuminating at 1-800-722-5584

* There are power outages all over Trumbull.  Power lines are down on many streets. DON'T GO NEAR POWER LINES.  ASSUME THEY ARE DANGEROUS.

* For Trumbull residents without water and power, Hillcrest Middle School will be open Tuesday, 8/30 between 8AM and 8PM for those who want to use the showers.  Bring your own toiletries, towels and photo ID.  This is for Trumbull residents only.

* Go to for news regarding the opening of Trumbull Public Schools.

* Trumbull Town Hall will be open Tuesday 8/30 during the regular hours.

The American Red Cross has prepared a one page Hurricane Safety Checklist.  Click here to view the checklist.

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
  • 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
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

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.
  • Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and can 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.
  • 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.
  • Subscribe to alert services. Many communities/states now have systems that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about bad weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc. In Connecticut, go to to register for alerts.

For more information, please see the following:

National Weather Service Forecast for Trumbull, CT - Hurricane Preparedness

FEMA: Hurricane Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Wikipedia - Hurricane

Irene updates from NOLA

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