Emergencies can happen at anytime. Monroe's Emergency Management Team prepares for all types of emergencies and assists its citizens in preparing to deal with various emergency situations. Below is information on some helpful resources for being informed and prepared for a wide range of scenarios.
The Emergency Management Department is responsible for coordination of overall Town emergency planning activities, such as maintaining our Town's Emergency Operations Plan. During a significant event, Emergency Management will assist in coordination of resources throughout the town, as well as coordination with other response agencies, including the state and federal government.
A disaster can happen at any time. Your family will cope best by preparing for a disaster before it strikes.
The Town of Monroe uses several different tools to provide information to residents and businesses in case of emergency. The Emergency Management Team recommends you do the following:
Make a Plan
A disaster can happen at any time. Your family will cope best by preparing
for a disaster before it strikes.
By planning ahead and gathering supplies in advance, your family can endure
an evacuation or home confinement.
A power failure or outage is the short or long term loss of electrical power. Power can go out at
anytime and without notice. It can be out for a few hours or several days. Safety is the number one
concern for the health department. Make sure you are ready the next time the power goes out.
Have water, non-perishable foods, battery operated radio, batteries and flashlights on hand.
Do not call 911 for service interruption, please call your service provider.
Power Outage Safety
Depending on the length of time the power is out, you may need to discard food from your
refrigerator and freezer. A good rule to follow is when in doubt, throw it out!
How to be Sure Your Food is Safe to Eat When the Power Goes Out
Public Health Emergencies
A public health emergency is an event, natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public. It may affect one person or thousands of people. Your local health department detects and responds to public health emergencies to keep your family safe. They conduct surveillance and monitor any health related changes or patterns, investigate causes of the emergency, responds as part of a team, plan ahead for emergency situations, and educate residents bout preparedness.
Town of Monroe
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Emergency Management Director
Phone (203) 650-8474