June 1st Marks the Start of Hurricane Season in Connecticut
Take the necessary steps to ensure you are prepared for any weather emergency.
June 1st marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In a press release issued yesterday, Governor Malloy reminded Connecticut residents that preparing for emergency weather situations can help keep you and your loved ones safe, organized and informed this hurricane season.
While peak hurricane season begins in mid-August and runs through mid-October, it is never too soon to start preparing. "One single hurricane or tropical storm can have a lasting impact," Governor Malloy said. "We urge all residents to take three simple preparedness steps: get a kit, make a plan, and stay informed. These three steps will help to ready everyone for any weather emergency you may encounter."
Start preparing today!
Download 'CTPrepares', a free emergency mobile app that provides Connecticut residents with information and alerts in emergency situations and gives preparedness tips in advance of an emergency. The app can be downloaded for free to smart phone and tablet devices from the Apple iTunes store and the Google Play store.
Other ways to prepare:
Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org for access to services and to stay informed during any extreme weather episode.
About 2-1-1 Connecticut
2-1-1 Connecticut is a free health and human service information and referral service, with a continuously updated database of more than 4,000 agencies and 40,000 programs and services. Free, confidential assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year online at 211ct.org and over the phone by dialing 2-1-1. 2-1-1 Connecticut has organizational accreditations from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), and the contact center is certified by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention.