Hurricane Preparation

Major considerations:

  • Pay attention to the weather forecast and news alerts from the town government
  • Prepare an emergency kit before the storm arrives
  • Determine in advance where you will go if you need to evacuate.  Shelters may be in different locations than during past emergency events.
    Try to make your own arrangements, if possible. 
  • Secure outdoor items such as lawn chairs that can blow away and in some cases cause damage.
  • Refresh batteries in flashlights and radios. Be prepared in the event the power is out for multiple days.

Important Contact Information

Town of Madison 

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Keep our website at your fingertips and receive pop-up notifications of our news alerts with our MadisonCT mobile app.


911 is for emergency calls only


The public will be notified by alert message if the shelter(s) open.

Madison Shelter

Town Gym at Madison Town Campus, 8 Campus Drive. 

Regional Shelters

  • North Branford Intermediate School 245 Foxon Road, North Branford. 
  • Career High School 140 Legion Avenue in New Haven.

Prepare Before A Storm - emergency kit, get gas, where will you go, and pets

The Town of Madison Hurricane Season Preparation guide guide is full of useful tips and information.


Generators:  In the event of power outages, be sure to run generators outdoors and away from windows and doors.