Hurricane Season Has Arrived

Do You Have a Family Emergency Plan?

Family Emergency Plan

Identify an out-of town contact.

It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members

Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact.

If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) in your phone.

If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know.

Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts

Teach family members how to use text messaging.

Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through

Assemble a First Aid Kit, and include a complete list of prescription meds for each family member.

You’ll need food & water for 3-4 days: make a list of what you’ll want to pack!

Include local and state road maps to aid in an evacuation, a battery-powered or hand crank radio with extra batteries, a good flashlight and extra batteries (check back to school sales for good prices)

Register your cell phone, work number, or other phone numbers with Old Lyme Alerts for automated phone messaging during an emergency.

You can choose to be notified by e-mail, phone or text message.

Don’t wait for a power outage: Register for Old Lyme Alerts today!

We can let you know if a health crisis poses a threat; if a fire or accident will restrict access  to neighborhoods; and, of course, if our community needs to prepare for another impending hurricane or winter storm.

The contact information you provide is protected. It will not be used for any other purpose.

Even if you have already registered for notifications through the state system (, you will want to register for local Old Lyme Alerts.


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