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Emergency Management
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Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-1605 ext 230
(860) 434-4135
Monday thru Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Emergency Triage Center
Emergency Triage Center
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Local Public Safety
Claire Haskins
David Roberge
434-1605 x231
Robert McCarthy
Resident State Trooper
We Can’t Contact You if We Can’t Reach You!

Our community has “weathered” more than our share of serious storms in the last few years and our Town wants to help you be prepared for – and stay safe during – any emergency situation.

Irene, Sandy, and Nemo left most of us without power for a week.
Our Emergency Operations Center ran efficiently.
The Respite Center at the Senior Center was opened for hot meals and electrical power for recharging phones and laptops.
Volunteers helped deliver newsletters and supplies to neighborhoods in need.

But we were not able to reach all of you with updates on conditions and we want to do the best we can to communicate with all of you when emergencies occur or are imminent.  For example, we can let you know if a health crisis poses a threat to our community; or if a fire or accident will restrict access to some neighborhoods; or, if we have been advised to take safety precautions; and, of course, if our community needs to prepare for another impending hurricane or winter storm.
Our new OLD LYME ALERTS will allow us to provide you with important messages in the way that you specify – texts or calls to your cell phone, calls to your home or business phone, emails to your home or work. You tell us the best way to contact you, and we’ll do the rest.

Let’s work together to keep everyone in our community safe.

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit

One gallon of water per person per day for at least three to five days, for drinking and sanitation
At least a three –five day supply of non-perishable food on hand
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Chargers, inverter or solar charger for cell phones and electronic devices
A whistle to signal for help
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
A manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
Local and state road maps to aid in an evacuation

Family Emergency Plan
Identify an out-of town contact.~ It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members
Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know. Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts
Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through

Stay Informed

In addition of using local TV and radio, Old Lyme Emergency Management utilizes, the Towns Website and social media such as Facebook and Twitter to share important storm related information to its residents.  Follow Old Lyme Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.
For further preparedness information contact the Old Lyme Office of Emergency Management at 860-434-1605 extension 231 or visit the additional resources at the attached links.

Weather and storm information:

Family planning and homeowner information

The National Hurricane Center has developed video guides on hurricane preparedness

State and Federal Information

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

Town Hall Hours  Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM