Preparing for Tropical Storm Henri

August 20, 2021

As we learn more about Tropical Storm Henri, I encourage you to stay informed and make any necessary arrangements before the storm starts. Find helpful resources below that I hope you will find useful.

In the event of severe storms, residents are encouraged to prepare emergency supply kits. These can and should include at least one gallon of water per person per day, for both drinking and sanitation; a three-day supply of non-perishable food; a battery-powered radio; flashlights and extra batteries; first aid kits; garbage bags for sanitation; manual can openers for food; cell phones with chargers, inverters or solar charges; food and litter needs for any pets; and medicine or any special-need items, among other items.

Useful Resources 

  • 2-1-1 connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.
  • CT Prepares – For emergency management news and Resource Center
  • Eversource Storm Safety: Handy safety tips
    • To report any Eversource outage call 800-286-2000 or online.
  • Report downed wires immediately to 911
  • You can  sign up to receive Eversource outage alerts via text, email or phone.
  • Operation Fuel provides emergency energy and utility assistance to households in Connecticut that are facing financial crisis.
  • To register for emergency communications alerts from the state, click here.
  • Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is a useful resource for updates. Learn more here.