Public Safety Director and Emergency Management Director John Littell said the Public Safety Department is collecting volunteer contact information in case the town needs help responding to a potentially powerful winter storm on Friday.
In a news release from the Public Safety Department, Littell asks residents willing to answer phones at the Emergency Operations Center and those with access to snowmobiles and 4-wheel drive, to send their contact info and availability to Betsy Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Littell also reminds residents who are on oxygen or with special dietary needs to gather extra supplies before the storm arrives Friday afternoon. Those who are also on the public safety department's "Special Needs List," but are weathering out the storm somewhere other than their home, should also notify Public Safety at 860-871-3677.
Littell asks residents to keep their house numbers cleared and visible to help emergency responders.
If the town needs to open shelters, residents should be prepared to bring sheets, blankets, pillows and toiletries, Littell said. Pets will need crates/carriers, leashes, food etc. and will be placed in a separate shelter.
Connecticut Light & Power– to report power outages– 1-800-286-2000 or 860-947-2000
Town of Tolland – EOC – 860-856-3100 or 860-856-3101
Tolland Public Works – snow-related issues – 860-428-3918