With Hurricane Sandy forecast to potentially hit Connecticut in the coming days, Gov. Dannel Malloy today urged residents to call the 2-1-1 information line if they need assistance during or after the storm.
The 2-1-1 service, which is supported by Connecticut United Ways and the state, is a free hotline that connects residents to services they need. Its staff also is involved in local disaster planning, response and recovery and, as such, can be a great resource during severe weather events.
There is already a page full of information related to Hurricane Sandy on 2-1-1’s website. The site provides links to emergency services and public protection resources, the state Department of Public Health, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state Insurance Department, the American Red Cross of Connecticut and more. The site also offers tips on how to prepare for a hurricane and flooding.
The latest weather forecasts show Connecticut could begin feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy as early as Sunday, and rain and wind could linger for several days.