Preventing Illness and Promoting Wellness for Communities in Eastern Connecticut

  • Andover
  • Ashford
  • Bolton
  • Chaplin
  • Columbia
  • Coventry
  • Mansfield
  • Scotland
  • Tolland
  • Willington

Resources for Readiness: Be Prepared for an Emergency

Taking simple steps now can make a big difference in ensuring your safety and well-being and that of your loved ones during a time of an emergency incident. We urge you to start today.  Ready America  resources help you answer common questions and provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and your loved ones.

CT DPH Emergency Preparedness

CDC Preparedness

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Safety Advocacy For Emergencies

Disaster Preparedness Guide for Caregivers



Hurricanes – Learn How To Protect Yourself.

NOAAWatch: your all hazards weather monitor which keeps you informed of all weather related hazards including flood watches, severe storms and hurricanes. 

2-1-1: supported by the State of Connecticut and United Way, this is a free information and referral service. Simply dial 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, and you can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. TDD access is available. 

Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security: (DEMHS) The Mission of the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is to direct and coordinate all available resources to protect the life and property of the citizens of Connecticut in the event of a disaster or crisis, through a collaborative program of prevention, planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and public education.

Federal Emergency Management Agency: (FEMA) FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.