The Town of Old Lyme has made a serious commitment to emergency planning.
We urge you to be prepared, as well.
Over the next few months, the Town will offer a weekly suggestion of something you can do to make sure you are ready for the next big storm.
In July, we suggest that you focus on your Family Emergency Plan.
In the event of a weather emergency, it is sometimes much easier to make a long-distance call than to call across town.
An out-of- town relative or friend may be in a better position to help family members communicate.
Please make certain every member of your family knows the out of town emergency contact you have identified.
Program their contact number in all cell phones used by family members as the ICE ("in case of emergency").
Make sure all family members know how to send a text message (text messages can often get through even when network disruptions interrupt phone service).