Connecting you to information, relief and recovery resources in times of disaster.
When disaster strikes, 2-1-1 will be there to connect you to information, relief and recovery resources. We will help answer your questions and provide a central place for updated information as conditions change. No more searching to find the number during disaster. One call to 2-1-1 and a friendly voice will be there to connect you to the resources you need.
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How do we know 2-1-1 works?
We know that 2-1-1 works during a time of disaster. In days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Connecticut’s 2-1-1 system fielded calls from victims, their families, and worried members of the public seeking help for themselves and opportunities to help others. Callers who couldn’t get through to the Red Cross found answers at 2-1-1, which sent messengers on foot to get the latest news from the overwhelmed relief agencies. In Atlanta, where thousands of airline passengers were stranded when air traffic was grounded, 2-1-1 became the place and offer a room to weary travelers.
There are many types of disasters including house or apartment fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.
Are you and your family prepared?
Would you be ready if disaster were to strike our area? We hope it never happens, but we want you to be prepared if it does. Check out the links below for important information, tools and checklists to help you protect yourself and your family.
- Preparedness Information
- Emergency Supplies
- The Red Cross Store
- Prepackaged emergency kits as well as top-of-the line multipurpose radios.
- Emergency kits and first aid kits at reasonable prices.
- Get Ready Gear
- Food and water rations, emergency equipment, pet supplies and information & resources on all types of disasters.
- Homeland Preparedness
- Emergency kits in a variety of sizes for your home, work, school or car. Pet emergency kits are available as well.
- Intelligent First Aid
- First aid kits for your workplace and home.
- Sports Authority
- Emergency kits in Nalgene water bottles and emergency heat stress kits.
- Emergency preparedness materials that cater to the outdoor crew.
- Huge selection of supplies and equipment to prepare for emergencies.
- The Red Cross Store