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    • Prepare Your Vehicle For Snow. Check tire wear and vehicle fluid levels. Keep gas tank at least half full. Assemble a winter emergency car kit.

      Winter Driving Safety Tips

      Winter weather can create dangerous to impossible travel conditions. Take important safety precautions and build an emergency kit for your car before driving during winter weather.

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    • Before a Winter Storm. Download the Massachusetts Alerts app. Ensure your emergency kit is stocked. Trim deat branches & clean gutters. Properly insulate pipes.

      Winter Storm Safety Tips

      Winter storms can have powerful impacts such as roof collapses and power outages.  Prepare before the storms arrive.

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    • Tree covered in ice

      Extreme Cold Safety Tips

      Massachusetts winters usually bring periods of extremely cold temperatures. Take some simple steps to mitigate the impacts of severe winter weather.

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    • Stay Informed in Case of an Emergency. Download the Massachusetts Alerts app. Sign for Google Play and Apple Store. Hashtag #ReadyMA

      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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    • Follow Local Water Restrictions. Find out if water restrictions are in place where you live or work.

      Drought Information

      Learn about the ongoing drought and how to reduce water usage both inside and outside your home.

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    • Emergencies can strike at any time. Plan ahead and build an emergency kit. While your emergency kit should be customized to meet the needs of your family, you should start with these items: Food & water, tools, hygiene & medicine, important documents, pet supplies, baby items, seasonal clothes, bedding, & comfort items

      Build an Emergency Kit

      Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for at least three days during a disaster.

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    • Graphic for "See Something Say Something campaign". Text on graphic says: Report suspicious activity. Call 9-1-1 or your local police department.

      See Something Say Something

      If you see something suspicious, report it to your local police department or call 9-1-1.

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    • Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) A non-profit, public-private partnership in emergency credentialing.

      Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS)

      CEAS is a disaster business continuity program that facilitates travel and access into restricted areas for key private sector personnel and resources through the use of a common credential.

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A cellphone showing a wireless emergency alert message. Message shows a sample tornado warning alert telling user to take shelter.

Emergency Alerts To Keep You Safe

MEMA encourages all residents to use their cellphones to receive emergency alerts and warnings.  Many residents of the Concord neighborhood that was hit by a tornado on Monday August 22nd were awoken before the tornado hit by emergency alerting systems on their cellphones.  The advance warning allowed those residents to move to safety within their homes before the tornado hit. Learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts & our Massachusetts Alerts free smartphone app.

Street signs showing Public & Private together

Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS)

This important access program will allow local and state public safety leaders to facilitate entry of credentialed members of the private sector into areas that are otherwise off limits to the public because of disaster or emergency conditions. To learn more and enroll, visit www.ceas.com/ma.

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Weather Radar

Live Weather Radar and Forecast Resources

Monitor weather conditions with MEMA’s live weather radar map.


Evacuation Zones

Map Resources

This gallery of mapping products can assist in statewide, regional, and local planning and response efforts. 


Power Outages

Power Outage Viewer

Get up-to-date information on power outages by community.