Emergency Preparedness

  • Officials Bolster Preparedness Following Statewide Hurricane Drill

    A full week before “Arthur” was named the first tropical storm of the 2014 hurricane season, Connecticut sharpened its readiness skills by involving virtually every community, dozens of state agencies, utilities, hospitals, and hundreds of emergency responders in a “Category 1” preparedness drill June 21 and 23.

  • EDC Offering Emergency Preparedness Seminar, August 13

    Are you prepared for the next storm or potential emergency? The Newtown Economic Development Commission (EDC) will offer “Community Preparedness: Small Businesses and Families Leading the Way by Preparing Themselves,” a free seminar, on Tuesday, August 13.

    The program will be presented in Newtown Municipal Center Council Chambers, 3 Primrose Street, from 8:30 to 10 am.

    Attendees will learn how to prepare and protect themselves and their businesses in case of an emergency.

  • Officials Prepare For Statewide Disaster Drill

    Newtown preparedness, emergency, utility, and health officials met Tuesday afternoon to solidify plans for both public and behind-the-scenes activities that will play out locally, as part of a statewide disaster drill simulating an imminent Category 3 hurricane, its landfall, and aftermath, July 28 through 31.