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    • Emergency supplies, bottled water, flashlight, batteries, canned food.

      September is Emergency Preparedness Month

      September is the time to get prepared for emergencies! Learn how to prepare yourself, your family, and your community before a disaster and learn about preparedness month initiatives.

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    • Prepare for Hurricane Season in Massachusetts. Hashtag #ReadyMA

      Hurricane Season Preparedness

      Find your hurricane evacuation zone, stay informed about the hazards you may face, and learn how you can be prepared.

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    • Know if you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone. Hashtag #KnowYourzone

      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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    • 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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    • Create a Family Emergency Plan. make sure your family is prepared for anything. Hashtag: #ReadyMA

      Create a Family Emergency Plan

      Keep your family safe in case of an emergency - make an Emergency Plan before a disaster happens.

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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.

 

Know Your Zone

Know Your Hurricane Evacuation Zone

MEMA encourages residents to "Know Your Zone" by learning whether your home, business, or vacation destination is in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone. These hurricane evacuation zones were recently featured in a FOX 25 segment on hurricane evacuations. For additional information, visit MEMA's hurricane preparedness webpage.

 

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.

Key Resources

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.