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    • Hurricane storm clouds

      Hurricane Season Preparedness

      Hurricane season began June 1st. Find your hurricane evacuation zone, stay informed about the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and learn how you can be prepared.

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    • Map of 3 colors of evacuation zones, red, yellow, green

      Do You Live or Work in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone?

      Know Your Zone. Use MEMA’s interactive map to find out if you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone (Zone A, B or C) that may be evacuated as a hurricane approaches.

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    • Man checking emergency alerts on his smartphone

      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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    • 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

      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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  • Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm

    While Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1st, most tropical storm systems that have impacted New England have struck during the months of August and September. That’s why now is a great time to prepare before a storm approaches.

    Recent storms such as Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as well as past hurricanes such as Hurricane Bob in 1991 are reminders that Massachusetts residents and visitors must prepare for the next hurricane.  

    MEMA encourages everyone to:

    More information can be found in MEMA’s Hurricane Season press release and hurricane preparedness webpage.

  • Access and Functional Needs Resource Guide

    Past emergencies/disasters in the Commonwealth, and throughout the nation, have shown how hazardous events can have a significant and disparate impact on people with disabilities and others with Access and Functional Needs (AFN). In an effort to assist local communities in their planning efforts to integrate considerations for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into all local emergency programs, services and activities, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has developed an Access and Functional Needs Resource Guide - MEMA 2015  pdf format of Access and Functional Needs Resource Guide - MEMA 2015
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    This guide provides information, resources, tools and trainings related to access and functional needs, service animals, disability related laws that apply to state and local government, planning tips for emergency management agencies, website links to local, state and federal and non-governmental resources, guiding documents for planning, resources and tools to identify community demographics, toolkits, mobile applications, and in-person and online trainings/courses.

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has also complied a Access and Functional Needs Resource Guide  pdf format of Access and Functional Needs Resource Guide
to assist in public health preparedness planning for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.

  • 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 includes coverage of the very successful statewide Emergency Preparedness Conference, The Great Northeast Shakeout, WebEOC Exercise, the Seabrook Nuclear TTX and the different streams of federal assistance coming to Massachusetts.
  • 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/

    Google Public Alert Map