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Get Ready Wilton, Time to Prepare for a Hurricane

WILTON, Conn. – The week of June 18, the Town of Wilton will be conducting a town-wide hurricane preparedness drill finishing with a simulated hurricane passing near Wilton on June 22.

“During this drill, all facets of town emergency operations and preparedness will be tested and/or reviewed” Wilton Fire Chief Paul Milositz said. “We will be testing our ability to ramp up our emergency operations and preparedness posture leading up to a major hurricane.” 

Milositz also acts as the director for the town’s Emergency Operations Center during town-wide emergencies. He said residents should begin to see notices being posted on the town websites and social media pages starting Monday, all drill messages will make it clear they are only for exercise purposes.

Some of the events planned include:

  • Testing of  the town’s emergency notification system
  • Sending a town-wide telephone alerting message warning to residents to prepare for the upcoming storm
  • Establishing alternate communications methods with the State Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security regional and State emergency operations centers
  • Communicating and disseminating official emergency information to town residents utilizing the town's websites, social media, such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Postings at public locations throughout the town and testing the emergency call back for town employees.

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