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    Download the Massachusetts Alerts Smartphone App

    Receive weather warnings and emergency alerts on MEMA’s free smartphone app, Massachusetts Alerts, for iPhone and Android devices.

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    See Something Say Something

    The initiative highlights the important role the public plays in maintaining a safe environment and preventing terrorism. Remember if you see something suspicious report it to your local police department or call 9-1-1.

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    2015 Hurricane Preparedness Conference

    Save the Date! 2015 Massachusetts Hurricane Preparedness Conference Planned for Thursday May 28, 2015

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    Prepare for Emergencies with Ready Massachusetts

    Ready Massachusetts is designed to educate and empower residents to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.

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Major Disaster Declaration for Jan 26-28 2015 Winter Storm

On Monday, April 13th, 2015, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received a Major Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4214-DR) making federal funding available under FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program as a direct result of the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard.  PA assistance will be made available to local governments, state agencies, and various eligible private non-profit organizations within the ten (10) counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Nantucket and Worcester for emergency work and permanent repair and replacement of facilities damaged as a direct result of the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard.  In addition, nine (9) of the counties listed above, with the exception of Nantucket, are eligible for Snow Assistance under FEMA guidelines for a 48-hour period. 

Applicant briefings for this declared disaster will take place from May 4-8, 2015. See the Applicant Briefing Schedule - FEMA 4214  pdf format of Applicant Briefing Schedule - FEMA 4214
for dates, times, and locations of applicant briefings. 

For more information, see: President Issues Major Disaster Declaration for Jan 26-28 2015 Winter Storm  pdf format of Major Disaster Declaration for Jan 26-28 2015 Storm
, the Disaster Declaration Request Press Release: Governor Baker Requests Federal Assistance for Historic Storms & Disaster Declaration Request Letter: Emergency Declaration Request Letter  pdf format of Emergency Declaration Request Letter

After Action Report for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

On April 3, 2015, the joint comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional report, which reviews the public safety, public health and medical response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, was made available to the public.  The report, entitled the After Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, is the product of a year-long process that evaluated preparation activities related to the 2013 Boston Marathon, and response and recovery activities related to the April 15, 2013 bombings and associated incidents which followed that week.  The report, which reflects an examination of documents and news reports, as well as interviews conducted with hundreds of officials from state and local law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, emergency management, public health, healthcare and race operations, details the best practices of and lessons learned by the numerous public safety, public health and medical organizations that played critical roles throughout the week.

Fore more information, see the After Action Report for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings webpage.

Full Report: After Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings  pdf format of After Action Report for to the 2013 Boston Marathon
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MEMA Monthly Reports

This month's issue of MEMA REPORTS, our monthly update of Emergency Management activities, appears at  MEMA Monthly Reports in the ‘Publications & Reports’ section. This edition is dedicated to public safety efforts for the 2015 Boston Marathon.  It covers many of the areas which will help this year’s race safe and secure for runners and spectators including Pre-Marathon Planning, Training and the Functional Exercise, Race Day Operations, the Multi-Agency Coordination Center hosted by MEMA as well as Warnings and Alerts.

Weather Resources

National Weather Service in Taunton: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/

National Weather Service in Albany: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/aly/

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