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    Tips for the Extreme Cold

    Learn how to stay safe during extremely cold temperatures and severe wind chill with MEMA's extreme cold safety information.

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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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  • Image of a road that has been plowed, with the snow on the side of the road

    Winter Storm Tips

    MEMA Offers Tips to Help Keep Massachusetts Families Safe During Winter Weather

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  • Photo of strain of Ebola virus

    Ebola Preparedness

    Learn more about the Commonwealth's Ebola preparedness efforts and find resources for public safety professionals.

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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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  • 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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State Homeland Security Strategy

The Massachusetts State Homeland Security Strategy (SHSS) articulates a vision for homeland security and emergency preparedness in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It will serve as a guide for state, regional, and local preparedness activities. The SHSS was created with input from state, regional, and local stakeholders across a wide range of relevant disciplines including: emergency management, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, public health, health and medical, transportation, communication, and NGOs. The SHSS also is informed by our most recent Threat, Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis (THIRA) and State Preparedness Report (SPR).  Together, EOPSS and our homeland security partners have developed this strategy to ensure that Massachusetts is resilient and prepared, and to enhance our ability to respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.  

Massachusetts State Homeland Security Strategy pdf format of Massachusetts State Homeland Security Strategy

Ebola Preparedness

MEMA and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) have been charged with coordinating the Commonwealth's Ebola preparedness efforts and ensuring our readiness to respond to and manage suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola. As part of the comprehensive planning effort, MEMA is working with all public safety disciplines - - police, fire, EMS, emergency management - - to meet their information, planning, training, exercise, and equipment needs.  MEMA will continue to post important resources to our Ebola Preparedness webpage. The newest updated guidance includes:

On 1/9/15, DPH and MEMA published Ebola Sit Rep #9 (1-9-15) pdf format of Ebola Sit Rep #9 (1-9-15)
which highlights our joint Ebola monitoring and preparedness activities.

For more information including information for residents, clinicians, higher education institutions, local boards of health, businesses and general information and facts, visit the DPH website at: www.mass.gov/ebola.

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 month we highlight Winter Heating Safety, Distribution of important Nuclear Safety Information, and Winter Storm Coordination & Response Briefing for Governor Baker’s at the SEOC, as well as a host of other informative articles.

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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