Hurricane Preparation

Preparing for a hurricane or other large storm may require some additional considerations during a pandemic.

Major considersations:

  • 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 will have lower maximum capacities during the pandemic. Shelters may be in different locations than during past emergency events.
    Try to make your own arrangements, if possible.  Don't forget your mask!
  • 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 


911 is for emergency calls only


Madison Shelter

Town Gym at Madison Town Campus, 8 Campus Drive.  Opening August 21, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Regional Shelters

  • North Branford Intermediate School 245 Foxon Road, North Branford opening August 21, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • Career High School 140 Legion Avenue in New Haven opening August 21, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Masks are required at shelters.

Service will be suspended on the New Haven Line and the Danbury/Waterbury/New Canaan branches starting at 4 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Service will also be suspended on the Wassaic branch.  Visit the MTA website for more information.

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.