Connecticut 2-1-1 handles calls from Hurricane Harvey victims and acts as the lead resource coordinator for out of state 2-1-1's helping Hurricane Irma victims in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma United Way of Connecticut / 2-1-1 is working to support victims of both hurricanes.
As part of a national network of 2-1-1's, Connecticut 2-1-1 has begun to handle calls from people in Texas seeking help with hurricane recovery.
Connecticut 2-1-1 has also assumed the role of lead resource coordinator for those who have been displaced or suffered a loss from Hurricane Irma. At the request of United Way Worldwide, Connecticut United Way 2-1-1 created a website for out of state 2-1-1's who are answering calls from Hurricane Irma victims in Florida and surrounding states. This website will continue to be updated as more information becomes available from service providers in the impacted areas.
Peak hurricane season in Connecticut began in mid-August and runs through mid-October. The best way to stay safe during a weather emergency is by being prepared and organized. 'CTPrepares', a free emergency mobile app, provides Connecticut residents with information and alerts in emergency situations, and also gives preparedness tips in advance of an emergency. The app can be downloaded for free to smart phone and tablet devices from the Apple iTunes store and the Google Play store.
What else can you do to prepare?
• Download or request a free copy, by email of the Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness - Available in 10 languages
• Sign up for the State of Connecticut Emergency Notification System.
• Use the Guide to Emergency Preparedness to assemble an Emergency Supply Kit and Family Emergency Plan.
• Be aware of inclement weather forecasts and follow instructions provided by public safety officials.
Connecticut 2-1-1 is a gateway to services related to emergency/disaster response and recovery as well as a statewide resource for emergency-related information collection and dissemination.
Call 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org for access to services and to stay informed during any extreme weather episode.
Connecticut 2-1-1 is a program of United Way of Connecticut. Our work is made possible through support from you, the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways.