Town Officials: Be Prepared!

In advance of an expected major snowstorm, town officials tell residents: “Be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours with enough food, water and medications to shelter in place, should a natural disaster take place.

Call 911 for all emergencies, including TDD calls.

• Police: 203-341-6000
• Fire:  203-341-5010
• EMS: 203-341-6081
• Health District: 203-227-9571
• Department of Human Services: 203-341-1050

To sign up for the town’s NIXLE emergency notification system (a telephone communication service that delivers customized emergency messages directly to homes and business, click here or text “06880” to 888777.

We’re predicted to get to 5 to 12 inches of snow. Winds will blow most of the day tomorrow, and temperatures will not get out of the low 20s.

The best way to stay informed about weather-related advisories, alerts and community messages is to register for the Human Services assistance programs, and utilize local news and information resources including the town’s website ( and Facebook page.

Additional updates may be posted on the Westport Fire Department
Facebook page, and on Staples High School radio station WWPT (90.3 FM).

The Voluntary Registry for People with Disabilities is offered in partnership with the Westport Police Department. It is a confidential registry service assisting officers and other emergency services personnel in the event of an incident involving vulnerable citizens with disabilities.

Contact the Department of Human Services (203-341-1050) or email

• Westport Public Schools Emergency Line: 203-341-1766
Eversource: 800-286-2000 (Residents with a medical condition should sign up with Eversource as a priority restoration)
• Optimum/ALTICE: 866-200-7273.

3 responses to “Town Officials: Be Prepared!

  1. charles taylor

    Dan what a great public service

  2. Jo Shields Sherman

    Thanks for the good info, Dan. Keep warm and safe everyone

  3. Thank you for such good information Dan! I second the Nixle system. It’s great. Texts are sent with alerts for things like road closures due to downed trees, flooding, and accidents. They’ll also alert you when they’re open again. Plus, other town notifications entered by Westport Police Dept or Fire/Em are sent as well. It’s a must have! Once you get a text message you can click to see the full notice. Here’s an example from this past Wednesday (wilton rd accident- saved me from getting stuck):
    Sign up: