Be Ready, Plan Ahead


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The Vermont Department of Health provides many resources to help Vermonters plan ahead. Their website includes winter weather tips including what to do when the electricity goes out:

VTrans provides many useful links at its Winter Weather Central webpage including information about road conditions via The New England Compass (511) and the popular Plow Finder.

The Vermont Outages Map provides information about utility outages by county and by utility.

Useful resources including latest news and publications to help your household with preparedness planning can be found on the Vermont Emergency Management’s website.  VEM maintains a site with preparedness tips for individuals and families, and publications such as:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides resources to help you plan ahead.

The Federal Communications Commission provides a guide for emergency communications.

Contact Vermont 211 for additional information.