October 2011

Monthly Archive

Update to Residents as to the Progress of the Storm Response and Recovery

Posted by Sgt O on 31 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: general



On a Code-Red message that was sent out earlier today to update Granby residents as to the progress of the storm response and recovery it was reported that most of the roads in Town have been cleared to support resident traffic. National Grid has been working on restoring the main transmission lines that feed electricity to the Town.  With that power has been restored to a few areas of Town. Unfortunately most of the Town is still without power. National Grid estimates that power may be out for up to three more days. They have also notified us that we can expect to see more tree and utility crews today and tomorrow.

Residents should know that due to a major power line coming down at the intersection of Amherst St. and Route 116, traffic through Route 116 has been blocked and residents should seek alternate routes.

Morgan St. is also blocked by downed trees and power lines. West St. in Ludlow, heading out of Granby is also blocked.

Unfortunately due to the large number of dangling trees and downed power lines Granby Public Safety Officials have decided it is not safe for residents and our children to be out Trick or Treating tonight.

Residents are reminded that a shelter has been established at the Granby High School, 385 East State St.. Showers are available for residents; however, residents must bring their own personal supplies and towels. Residents can also use the shelter to charge their cellular phones. Residents in need of water can fill water jugs at the Public Safety Complex at 259 East State St.

Residents looking to remove tree debris from their property are asked to keep debris on site for the time being. A debris drop off area will be announced in the near future.

Residents should know that the Emergency Management Team continues to work to assist residents, manage the crisis and move as quickly as possible to get our lives back to normal. Please feel free to contact the Public Safety Complex with any questions or concerns.

Town of Granby Now Has an Emergency Notification System

Posted by Sgt O on 14 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: general



The Town of Granby has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. This system provides Granby officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire Town.


Several Town addresses and phone numbers, which were gathered from different databases, have already been placed into the calling database.  However the system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting it. If a resident’s phone number is not in the database they will not be called. One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database.


No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included.  The system provides the capability for residents to input their contact information including phone numbers, cellular numbers text messaging and also email.   


All residents are urged to login into the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page.   Links to this page are located on the following Town websites.


www.granbyfire.org                               www.granbypd.org                                         www.granbyma.org



Those without Internet access may call the Granby Public Safety Complex at (413-467-9222), Monday through Friday, (9AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.


All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.


CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.


Questions about the system can be directed to the following individuals:

Fire Chief Russ Anderson 413-467-9697

Police Chief Alan Wishart 413-467-2222

Town Administrator Chris Martin 413-467-7177