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  • Tropical Storm WARNING – Tropical Storm Isaiash

  • Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storm’s path every day and taking appropriate actions. We highly recommend our residents and visitors should follow this also.

    The National Weather Service has forecast tropical force winds will impact our area, starting on Tuesday August 4, possibly around 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm (+/-). Winds of 40-55 mph are possible with the potential of gusts up to 65 mph.

    1. Daily forecasts can be found at National Hurricane Center Click on the storm name with your mouse for information. Forecasts are updated regularly.

    2. Ensure you have appropriate, updated disaster plans and kits. Connecticut’s Hurricane Season ends in November.

    3. If you live adjacent to the coast and marshes, consider having an Evacuation Plan (if needed) to temporarily leave your home by 12:00 pm on Tuesday August 4th and:
    a. Stay with family or friends
    b. Go to a hotel (inland)

    Due to COVID-19 many emergency shelters are not opening or modified. We expect you will be comfortable with the option above as compared to sleeping on a cot or the floor with limited services, including no TV or Internet.

    Westbrook Residents
    Click on the links to the left for preparedness actions we recommend for you and your family.

    Westbrook Visitors
    We understand altering a vacation to our town can be frustrating but Tropical Storm/Hurricane safety is important.

    Visitors are strong encouraged to have a plan to leave Westbrook no later than Tuesday August 4th by 8:00 am and return back to your home. This is critical if forecasts from the National Hurricane Center indicated a Tropical Storm or Hurricane conditions for Westbrook.

    Post Storm conditions can present no power, power lines down and trees down with blocked roads. This will force all businesses CLOSED; including gas stations, ATM’s, coffee shops, grocery stores and restaurants. You are welcome to return after the storm when our services are restored.

  • Westbrook Emergency Notifications – Are You Registered?

  • Residents are encouraged to register their cell phones with CT ALERT to receive notifications from Emergency Management regarding any severe, life threatening situation within the town. Traditionally the system is used for weather related events but we have the capability to use it for any situation that meets the criteria. Please scroll down and click on the CT ALERT link for complete details. If you are not registered, then we can’t reach you.

  • No Power? – Activate Your Emergency Plans

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  • Year Round Emergency Plans – No Power

  • Power loss could occur as an isolated incident from a motor vehicle accident causing damage to a tree/wires or a large scale event due to inclement weather.

    Regardless of the nature, Westbrook residents are encouraged to have a appropriate disaster plans and supplies for 5-7 days. This includes having a generator, staying with family/friends or temporarily going to a hotel.

    - Please consider checking on family, friends and neighbors after any power loss and provide assistance.

    - Ensure you are registered with CT ALERT (scroll down) to receive emergency messages from the Town of Westbrook.

    - Click on the tabs to the left for resource information to help get and keep you prepared.

  • Food Safety/Power Loss

  • Click on the Left Tab – Labeled Food Safety Power Loss to learn important information for you and your family that include safe procedures to determine if the food in your refrigerator and freezer are safe to eat, discard and other important safety topics.

  • Follow Us – Facebook and Twitter

  • Follow Us on Facebook or Twitter to receive regular information on events and other activities that affect the Town of Westbrook. Please consider adjusting your Push Notifications to automatically receive our social media messages on your cell phone, computer and other electronic devices.

    • Emergency Notifications

      It’s free, confidential and its how we notify you of severe emergency conditions in Westbrook. You can add your cell phone, text and/or email for notifications. Seasonal guests are encouraged to add their Westbrook address when registering on the system.

    • For more information,
      go to CT ALERT

    • Resilience

      re·sil·ience
      riˈzilyəns/

      noun: resilience; plural noun: resiliences

      1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

      2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.