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Important Local Emergency Contacts

Please copy the info below to paper 
or your mobile device in case of loss of power.

You can reach the Middletown Dispatch Center
Non-Emergency: (860) 347-2541

You can report outages to Eversource: (800) 286-2000

 

In the event of an emergency call 911

Shelter Status

Emergency Shelters Status: Closed

 

Portland Shelter Guide (PDF - Printable)

Local Storm Updates

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Closings & Cancellations

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Latest News - State of Connecticut
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Warming Center Information

Portland Public Library

LOCATION: 20 Freestone Avenue

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Monday thru Thursday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

  • Friday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

  • Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Portland Waverly Center

LOCATION: 7 Waverly Avenue

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Monday thru Thursday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Friday – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

CT ALERT - Notification System

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During the Storm... Stay Prepared

AT HOME OR WORK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE...

   * FLASHLIGHTS AND EXTRA BATTERIES.

   * CANNED FOOD AND A MANUAL OPENER...BOTTLED WATER AND ESSENTIAL MEDICATIONS.

   * A FIRST AID KIT.

   * SUFFICIENT HEATING FUEL.

   * A WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND SMOKE ALARM.

   * SALT AND SAND.

   * A BATTERY POWERED RADIO.

MAKE SURE YOUR PETS HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD...WATER AND SHELTER. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PREPARING FOR SEVERE STORMS...PLEASE VISIT... READY.GOV

Travel Safety

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLE IS FULLY CHECKED AND WINTERIZED. CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING BLANKETS... CELL PHONE...A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES...A SHOVEL AND A MAP.

IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN YOUR VEHICLE...ENSURE THE TAIL PIPE IS CLEAR...THEN STAY INSIDE...RUN THE ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR FOR HEAT...KEEP YOUR WINDOW OPEN TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING...AND FROM TIME TO TIME EXERCISE BODY PARTS TO KEEP BLOOD CIRCULATING AND TO KEEP WARM. TIE A COLORED CLOTH TO YOUR VEHICLE.

IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...TRY TO STAY DRY AND COVER EXPOSED BODY PARTS.