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Preparing Your Home for an Emergency

Planning for any emergency requires considering all likely scenarios that could result when things that you rely on daily, like electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, telephone service, and transportation, are disrupted or lost for a considerable amount of time. Consequently, you should plan on having food, water, and other essentials to get you through the emergency.


How long should I prepare for?

Most emergency management planners suggest having enough supplies to last you and your family for three-to-five days for weather-related events. However, many things may impact your decision, including storage space, special needs, number of people in the household and available resources.

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Contact Us

Christopher Arciero
Director of Emergency Management
& CERT Coordinator
Phone: (860) 693-7872 Phone: (860) 693-7872

Emergency Calls Police/Fire/Medical: 911
Routine Calls: (860) 693-0221 Routine Calls: (860) 693-0221
Fax: (860) 693-8493 Fax: (860) 693-8493

Location: 45 River Road (Rt-179), Canton, CT 06019

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