Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness is a tool. Planning in advance of any "emergency" helps lessen the impact of the emergency on people, property, and the community we live in. By planning before an emergency you will have the best possible answers and choices all ready for you to review and select from.


The CT Department of Public Health has published guides to emergency preparedness. You can download the guide in English here or en Español.


You can download the FEMA mobile app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips or sign up for preparedness text messages by texting PREPARE to 43362 to receive preparedness tips (msg/data rates apply).


  has lots of information! Click on the picture to visit their website.



 The American Public Health Association has multiple fact sheets in English and Spanish to help our community prepare for an emergency.



Other Helpful Information:

Hurricane Preparedness Information Preparación para huracanes información
Hurricane Preparedness Tips  Cómo prepararse para los huracanes
Red Cross Hurricane Checklist  Mi lista de control de preparación de reservas para casos de emergencia
Power Outage Information Información de corte de energía
How to Get Ready For Power Outages   Cómo prepararse para un corte de energía
Food Safety Before and After a Disaster     Cómo conservar los alimentos y el aqua en una emergencia
Portable Generator Safety Tips  
Carbon Monoxide and Portable Generator Safety Monóxido de carbono: uso seguro de los generadores
Floods Inundaciones
Center for Disease Control Flood Information Información para Centrol para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
Sheltering Refugiarse
Red Cross Shelter In Place Information Resguardo en el lugar donde se encuentra en caso de emergencia Sheltering Information
Cold-Related Hazards Peligros relacionados con el frío
Snowstorms and Extreme Cold ( Tormentas de invierno y frío extremo
Winter Weather, Frostbite and Hypothermia Tiempo invernal - hipotermia, congelamiento
Heat-Related Hazards El calor extremo
Extreme Heat El calor extremo

Have emergency notification sent directly to you - we encourage all Meriden residents to sign up for CT Alerts. This is an emergency notification system for location-based emergency communications. It is free to sign up, and you can sign up to receive alerts on multiple devices. This system is managed by State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.