Town of Darien Storm Resources

For emergencies, contact 911. 

Storms may affect residents and business owners in a variety of ways. Flooding, downed trees and utility outages may occur. Below are links and documents regarding emergency preparedness and emergency response. 

Town of Darien Emergency Management/Storm Ida

The Town of  Darien is the middle point of contact for reporting storm damage. We will, at the request of the Governor, provide damage reports to the State. so the State may build a case for federal assistance programs. Please send your photos of damage and any narrative that you want included to DarienEOC@darienct.gov. We have created a form that captures the data that we are requested to file with the state, click here for form. The process is long. It may take a month for the President to make a disaster declaration. Considering the severity of Tropical Storm Ida across the tri-state area there is a high likelihood we will receive the disaster declaration. When that occurs, we will make a public announcement as to how residents and business owners can work directly with FEMA and the Small Business Association to receive support. 

Storm Ida - Darien Damage Report Form
Code Red Message 09-09-21 - Damage Report Request
Special Autumn Bulk Pickup Program 2021 (Storm Ida)
Code Red Message 8-22-21

Public Hearing on Flooding

The BOS will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, September 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm. to accept comments from community members about recent flooding in Darien. Click HERE for more details and the zoom link. 

FEMA Information:

FEMA Home Page
FEMA - Individual Assistance Page
FEMA - Flood Map Service Center - Homeowners & Businesses
Darien- Flood Maps

Small Business Association 

Fact Sheet- Disaster Loans

Preparedness Links/Documents:

Town of Darien Emergency Preparedness Information Sheet
CT DPH - CT Ready Guide for Personal Preparedness
CT DPH - Sewage Back-Ups: Information for Residents
CDC Guidelines on Generator Use Safety   
CDC information on Safe Food Storage

Flooding and Stormwater Management

Listing files in 'Flooding '


Downed Trees/Power Outages

For non life-threatening downed trees and power lines, please call the Darien Police non-emergency number 203-662-5300. Removal of fallen trees on private property is the responsibility of the owner.  Click HERE to report damage from a tree falling from Town owned property due to storm activity. Public Works will review service alerts in under 72 hours. 

Provider Contacts:

Eversource: Power Outages: 800-286-2000 Eversource: Prepare for Storms and Report Outages

Altice (Optimum): Residential Customer Service: 203-870-2583 Optimum:Prepare for Severe Weather
To sign up for service alerts via text or voice message go to My Account. Once confirmed, customers will be notified when outages affect their service and will receive timely updates until their service is restored.  Customers may also utilize the options below to contact Optimum: Message Optimum at optimum.net/chat . Send Tweet to @Optimumhelp. Call  (866) 950-3278. 

Frontier  (Formerly AT&T Uverse): for damaged poles, downed wires/cable: 844-834-4361

Aquarion: Daytime- 800-732-9678 / Emergency Answering service: 888-234-3128