September is National Preparedness Month. As we are at the height of hurricane season, it's important to make sure you're prepared to respond.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs each year from June 1 to November 30, with the principal threat period for Connecticut occurring between mid-August and mid-October.
Here are some things you can do to make sure you're ready at a moment's notice:
- Download the state's CTPrepares app on your mobile device. It's free on Apple iTunes or Google Play stores. This app provides Connecticut residents with information that is useful in emergency situations and also gives preparedness tips in advance of an emergency. Additional preparedness tips can be found online at ct.gov/ctprepares.
- Follow the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s social media pages for weekly preparedness tips throughout the preparedness month.