Disaster updates on 90.3 FM

During any time of emergency, Wilton residents will now be updated by a regular loop of information on Westport’s community radio station, 90.3 FM, WWPT.

This station, run out of Staples High School, is commandeered by the Westport Fire Department during times of trouble. It previously ran emergency communications for Weston as well as Westport. Wilton will now be added to that list.

Wilton’s Community Emergency Response Team had volunteers drive “to the four corners of Wilton, and to the interior” to check the radio signal in town on hand-held and car radios, Jack Majesky told the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Oct. 21. They were asked to rate the signal on a scale of one to three, with one being a perfect signal and three being no signal. Of 62 reports that came in, all ranked 90.3 with a “one,” he said.

“This costs the town zero dollars,” Mr. Majesky said, “and will solve a critical disaster time problem.”

Communicating with citizens is especially difficult when there is no power, Mr. Majesky said, and the CERT group has even has trouble contacting its own volunteers in the past.

Emergency information is also posted on The Bulletin website, wiltonbulletin.com.

Information: WiltonCERT.org.