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FEMA to Send Emergency Alert TEST to ALL TVs, Radios and Cell Phones Oct. 4th

Posted on September 25, 2023

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. The WEA portion of the test will be directed to all consumer cell phones. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Accepting Applications Now

Posted on September 18, 2023

I wanted to make you aware that the application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) began on September 1, 2023. The program helps Connecticut residents – including both homeowners and renters – with the costs associated with heating their homes.

Basic benefits toward heating bills range from $180 to $530 depending on income, size of household, and need. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which

Rep. Marra, Friends Pack Lunch Bags to Help Filling in the Blanks

Posted on September 13, 2023

Concerned with food insecurity, especially among Connecticut’s children, State Representative Tracy Marra (R-141) and more than 20 of her friends gladly teamed up to help children in need by volunteering with Filling in the Blanks in Norwalk.

The energetic volunteer crew spent about two hours working alongside professional staff to ensure donated supplies to create weekend meal kits that included food, snacks, and other items were placed into strong plastic bags that will be distributed to children