Important Local Emergency Contacts

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You can reach the Police Dispatch: (860) 638-4000

You can reach the Fire Department: (860) 638-3200

You can reach Hunter’s Ambulance: (860) 346-9627

Closings & Cancellations
Friday, January 5, 2018 
All Town Offices: Open
Portland Library: Open
Waverly Center: Open
Transfer Station: Open
Portland Schools: Closed

All Evening Activities: Cancelled
Parking Ban: All Town Streets

Latest News - State of Connecticut
Weather Updates

WEATHER UPDATES AVAILABLE AT CT.GOV


Shelter Status

Emergency Shelters Status: Closed


Portland Shelter Guide (PDF - Printable)

Local Storm Updates
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CT ALERT - Notification System
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 BEGINNING WEDNESDAY EVENING...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.