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Posted on: January 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Winter Storm Information

Town of Newington established 1871 Office of Emergency Management lettering on Dark Blue background

WINTER STORM INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

 

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT!

 

A parking ban will be in effect from 12:00 AM Saturday, January 29, 2022-10:00 AM on Monday, January 31, 2022

 

NEWINGTON EMERGENCY INFORMATION HOTLINE: 860-665-8552

 

This hotline is used during storms and emergencies so residents can access important routine updates (e.g. shelter locations, charging stations, power outage information, etc.) leaving dispatch center lines available for non-emergency and emergency calls. 

 

*The recording on this hotline is only updated if/when necessary*

 

Emergencies should be reported by dialing 9-1-1. For routine calls for service, call our public safety dispatch center at 860-666-8445. 

 

In emergency situations, the Town may utilize Everbridge to communicate with and update residents. To make sure we are able to reach you, please register for the CTALERT Emergency Notification System: https://portal.ct.gov/ctalert

 

GENERAL TIPS AND REMINDERS 

  • Stay off the roads if at all possible
  • Keep an eye out for downed wires and trees
  • Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Reduce the risk of a heart attack by avoiding overexertion when shoveling snow and walking in the snow.
  • Keep exterior vents clear from snow and ice buildup 
  • Shovel neighborhood hydrants
  • If your Smoke or CO detectors are hardwired or plugged directly into a wall, be sure the battery backup feature works in case of a power outage
  • With the possibility of 12”+ of snow and warmer temperatures expected next week, prepare basements and sump pumps if necessary 
  • Check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors and family members – before, during, and after the storm

 

IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE

 

In the event of a power outage, residents will be encouraged to shelter-in-place whenever possible. Prepare by:

  • Charging phones, devices, portable chargers, etc.
  • Keep flashlights and extra batteries handy
  • Have a supply of non-perishable food, water, and other essential items
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows
  • Never heat your home with a stovetop or oven

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

 

Newington Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100077477771012

 

https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

 

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety

 

https://www.eversource.com/content/ct-c/residential/safety/natural-gas-safety/winter-safety-tips

 

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm.html

 

https://www.getreadycapitolregion.org/

 

 

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