The National Hurricane Center is predicting a busy storm season in the Atlantic and that means it’s time for Ridgefielders to update their family and business storm plans. At a minimum, the plans should include registration for CT ALERT notifications, stocking up on enough provisions to shelter in place for five days without utilities, and preparation of a customized go-kit for each family member including pets.
For great information on family and business storm preparation go to www.ridgefieldct.org, www.ready.gov or http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/plan.shtml. It is especially important that residents sign up for CT ALERT — the system used by town emergency officials to keep you informed on all matters during serious emergency or disaster situations. It’s easy. Just go to the town website and click on the CT ALERT icon.