Emergency Preparedness

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.

Want to learn more about 2-1-1? Click here to view a printable info sheet.
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.