With a storm predicted for the end of the week, Darien Human Services offers the following tips in case of a power outage:


  • Have at least one flashlight with extra batteries.  Do not use candles. They are a fire hazard.

  • Have at least one week’s worth of medications on hand.

  • Have a battery-operated radio on hand.

  • Buy a cell phone charger for your car.  

  • Keep important telephone numbers in a handy place.                 

  • If you use oxygen, have extra portable oxygen tanks.  

  • Keep a supply of non-perishable food, drinks, and water on hand.

  • Have a manual can opener available.

  • Keep refrigerators and freezers closed as much as possible.  

  • Unplug sensitive electrical devices.

  • Fill your car’s gas tank.

  • Have extra cash on hand.

  • Make plans to stay with family or friends if you are uncomfortable staying alone.  

  • Have a Go Bag ready with a change of clothes and personal necessities.

  • Call 911 in case of an emergency.

  • Visit darienct.gov and sign up for CODE RED to receive town-wide updates.

  • Emergency Call List. Seniors and disabled residents may call Darien Human Services at (203) 656-7328 to add their names to the list. (Staff will make calls during and after a storm to make sure individuals are safe.)