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During a hurricane or other natural disasters, Brien McMahon HS on Highland Ave, is the primary emergency shelter. Because resources to staff, 2 shelters at once may be limited, we open BMHS first, then would open Norwalk High. The shelter will have cots and wool blankets, but we recommend residents pack a 'go-kit' with clothes, pillow, medication and sleeping bag, etc. Both shelters are pet-friendly, but residents must bring crates and basic supplies for their pets.
In a coastal storm, such as a Hurricane or Nor'easter, evacuations of coastal areas in South and East Norwalk and Rowayton may be needed. The City will use the Code Red notification system as well as media (radio and tv) to alert residents. Fire and Police may also assist. Specific directions would be provided at the time of evacuation.
The Notify Norwalk service allows authorized civic leaders to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in the notification database. With the Notify Norwalk service, authorized users can send thousands of messages in minutes.