For emergencies that involve actual or potential injuries, threaten loss of life or property damage dial 911. For electrical power outages, call Eversource (previously CL&P) @ 947-2000; for loss of gas service, call Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) @ (860) 524-8361; for loss of water, call The Metropolitan District (MDC) @ (860) 247-6487; for Frontier Communications residential telephone repair, call (844) 834-4361 and for Cox Communications residential services, call (800) 955-9515.
To report suspicious activity that may be related to terrorism, report all suspicious activity to the Terrorism Tips Hotline by calling 1-866-457-8477 (24 Hr. toll free hotline). All calls will be kept confidential.
For local weather forecast, click on the following National Weather Service link - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/box. You can also tune to one of the following: NOAA Radio@162.400 MHz, WTIC 1080 KHz AM, WFSB-TV Channel 3 or WVIT-TV Channel 30.
Information on storm planning may be found by click the following link - http://www.ct.gov/cid/cwp/view.asp?A=1260&Q=318486
To find out if a declared town disaster exists, tune into 1570 AM on your radio or call (860) 652-7578.
Emergency Information Links to Other Organizations
Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security - http://www.ct.gov/demhs
Federal Emergency Management Agency - http://www.fema.gov/
National Weather Service - Boston - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/box
Red Cross - http://www.ctredcross.org/
Salvation Army - http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_sne.nsf
Connecticut Department of Public Safety - http://www.ct.gov/dps/site/default.asp
Shelters and Sand Availability
To find a shelter in an emergency, tune into 1570 AM on your radio or call (860) 652-7578.
Sand is available for icy conditions from the Town of Glastonbury behind the Town Hall at 2155 Main Street or the Town Garage at 2380 New London Turnpike.
Sand Bags are available commercially from Constantine Hardware or Melzen Farm Supply. Please note, all of these bags require the home/business owner to fill them with sand with one exception. The “Tuber Log Sand Bags” are a much smaller bag which contain sand and can be utilized to channel water in windows/door sills.
Disaster Preparation & Prevention
The American Red Cross has developed a number of helpful checklists that can be referenced to protect your family, pets and property in the event of a storm or natural disaster. Review the links below with loved ones to be properly prepared.
For more helpful information, visit www.redcross.org/prepare.