Wilton CERT offers storm preparation tips

Wilton's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is encouraging residents to prepare for the impending blizzard before travel becomes too hazardous.

A storm of this proportion could knock out power, phone and Internet for hours, perhaps days.

CERT recommends taking the following steps:

  • Have a plan to check in with family, friends and neighbors to be sure everyone is safe and OK.
  • Water — one gallon per person for 3 days.
  • Food — three days supply of non-perishable food for people and pets.
  • Flashlights, battery-powered radio and phone chargers. Never use open flames for light or heat during a power outage.
  • First aid kit and any needed medications or medical supplies.
  • Shovels, salt and sand.
  • If you have a wood burning stove or fireplace, sufficient wood and be sure your flue is clear.
  • A full tank of gas and emergency kit in your vehicle including hats, gloves, boots, and signal devices.