Preparing for Tropical Storm Henri

August 22, 2021

As Tropical Storm Henri approached Connecticut, 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
  • Know Your Zone (are you in a flood zone)
  • 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.
  • Optimum
    • Sign up for alerts through “my account” on the website
    • Report issues
  • 24-hour customer service for residential customers at (800) 239-4430 and business customers at (800) 921-8102
  • SNEW at (203) 866-3366
  • United Illuminating or call (800) 722-5584 (800.7.CALL.UI)
    • Report outages via UI’s mobile alerts system: text 'OUT' to 839-884
  • Gas stations with Generators
  • Full briefing and resources: click here
  • Third Taxing District after-hours number: (203)  663-6875
  • Police text line: Text 'NORWALKPD' to 847411
    • Download App on Apple here or on Google Play here
  • Fire Department non-emergency: (203) 854-0200
  • Police Department non-emergency: (203) 854-3000
  • Norwalk Hospital non-emergency: (203) 852-2000
  • Public Works: (203) 854-3200
  • The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Brien McMahon
  • Water filling stations: Fire Station #2 on Connecticut Avenue, 1 on Broad River, and 4 on Westport Avenue
  • Note: beaches may be closed
  • You can park for free at the Yankee Doodle or Maritime garages beginning Sunday at 7am if you need to park your car outside of a flood area


  • Report non-emergencies to SeeClickFix: click here
  • If the need arises, information on indoor cooling and internet access centers in Wilton will be made available. Internet will be accessible outside all municipal buildings and schools. If school buildings lose power, only the exterior of Miller-Discoll School (217 Wolfpit Rd.) will have internet - The password is Warrior1
  • Wilton Police non-emergency: (203) 834-6260


  • Westport Police non-emergency: (203) 341-6000
  • Westport Fire Department non-emergency: (203) 341-5000
  • Westport Department of Human Services Social Services: (203) 341-1050
  • Potable water will be available at the Westport Fire Department headquarters, 515 Post Road East, and Westport Fire Department Coleytown station, 61 Easton Road
    • Users must bring their own containers to fill in the event they require water during power outages
  • WWPT Radio: 90.3FM, Live Updates from Town Officials