There are no active alerts

No active alerts Mass.Gov will display an alert notification in the following situations:

  • Declaration of state of emergency
  • Natural disasters
  • Homeland security threats
  • Hazardous materials spills
  • Extreme weather/state government closings
  • Radiologic or seismic activity
  • Amber alerts (when authorized by the Mass. State Police)
  • Infectious disease epidemics
  • Bioterrorism, pandemic (global epidemic), and other critical health alerts (authorized by the Exec. Office for Health and Human Services and/or the Dept. of Public Health)
  • Evacuation

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) (MEMA) works with local emergency managers, other state agencies, private organizations, and the federal government to identify the extent of a disaster, respond as much as possible to calls for threats to personal safety and health, and maintain order. As part of this function, MEMA is also responsible for authorizing many statewide alerts.

When authorized, alerts appear on the Mass.Gov home page and on all executive department agency web pages. Non-executive department agencies may opt in to the Alert system if they wish.

At the local level, your fire department, police department, emergency medical services (EMS) provider, public health department, and other local government representatives work together with MEMA to identify the extent of a disaster, respond as much as possible to calls for threats to personal safety and health, and maintain order.