Branford’s Office of Emergency Management will be based out of the through the hurricane this Sunday, should it be severe. Because to track the storm but are unsure exactly what will happen, there’s no exact answer if flood-prone residents should evacuate homes at this time. In preparation of the coming storm, please check out the Town’s Office of Emergency Management website, which has links to evacuation plans and shelter information. According to Captain Geoffrey Morgan of the Branford Police Department, the public will know by 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the latest if evacuation is required for certain areas. Please check on the OEM website, the Police Department Site, and Branford Patch for details or SIGN UP FOR B-Informed.
Attached to this article is the Town evacuation route and emergency plan, which highlights roads prone to flooding and emergency shelter information. Be sure to sign-up for the town’s emergency notification system, which will keep you connected via phone and text message to any emergency information released.
At this time, is filling sand bags for residential use and is issuing 10 per household. There are only 800 bags being filled so it’s first-come, first serve at the PWD throughout the weekend. The bags are not intended to be used as a retaining wall but to stop water near roadways and driveways.
Please see more information below and attached in PDF.
Branford Office of Emergency Management
33 Laurel St., Branford ()
Automated response: 203-315-3909
Branford Police Department Lt. Ray Dunbar, Director
Branford Fire Department Chief Jack Ahern, Assistant Director
Thimble Island Road
Indian Neck Avenue
South Montowese Street
Short Beach Road
14 Brushy Plain Rd.
46 Church St.
185 East Main St. (generator)
What to Bring to Shelters?
Sleeping bags, bed rolls and pillows
Items in Disaster Kit including change of cloths
Essential toiletries, towels, medications etc
Games, cards, toys for children
Pets or animals—Plan ahead for their care—Branford Animal Shelter 747 E. Main St. or bring them in cages and have rabies vaccination paperwork.
What NOT to Bring to Shelters
Sick or injured persons requiring specialized care— medical facilities should be used.