Guilford Emergency Management
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) - the EOC is located at the Guilford Fire Headquarters located at 390 Church Street (Rte. 77). Department heads and staff members from all key functions (Selectmen, Fire, Police, Public Works/Engineering, Health, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Planning, Economic Development and School Administration) all meet here to discuss critical issues, prioritize clean-up efforts and maintain contact with the State Storm Center as well as CL&P personnel.
Emergency Shelter (Community Center) - The Community Center will transition into an Emergency Shelter. As such, residents can find safe shelter and meals as needed. Overnight accommodations on cots, mats, baby cribs, including areas for crated pets, will be available. Hot showers and power charging stations will be available as well.
Evacuation Announcements - These are issued by the Town using the Reverse 911 and CTAlert process,. Evacuations are ordered for your safety, due to the fact that in certain circumstances there are several areas where emergency personnel cannot gain access with their vehicles should the need arise.
Power Restoration - The Town has developed a 'priority' listing for power restoration that first focuses on public safety and town operations. The priority list includes: Yale New Haven Hospital, town facilities, such as: Fire, Police, Emergency Shelter, Public Works and Town Hall, Elderly Housing/Convalescent Homes and the school facililties. Route 1 and the Town Center follow to get gas stations and food service locations operating.
Water Supply - Safe drinking water will be available for pick up at the Police Station, Emergency Shelter, North Guilford Fire Department and Town Library.
Town Hall and Town Library - as soon as available town hall will be open to residents for power recharging of electronic devices and will offer WiFi service. The Library will be opened on a limited basis, for socializing and reading. Once power is restored, the Library will also offer recharging services and WiFi service.
Communication Methods - information is available through the town website and Facebook pages, with short bursts on Twitter, The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Guilford Patch and CT Out and About.