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

    Find Your Evacuation Zone

    "Know Your Zone" and find out if you live in one of the state’s three hurricane evacuation zones (Zone A, B, or C) which may be evacuated during a hurricane.

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    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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  • Hurricane storm clouds

    Hurricane Season

    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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  • Ready Massachusetts. Subtext: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed

    MEMA Launches Ready Massachusetts Preparedness Campaign

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

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  • Banner for the Great Shakeout (earthquake exercise). Full text says: "Join Us for the World's Largest Earthquake Drill. Register Now at www.Shakeout.org. October 16, 2014

    Register to participate in the Great ShakeOut!

    MEMA encourages individuals, families, schools and organizations to participate in the Great Shakeout earthquake drill on October 16th, 2014 by practicing "Drop, Cover, and Hold On!"

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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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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Governor Deval Patrick has proclaimed that September is "Emergency Preparedness Month" in the Commonwealth. MEMA, in coordination with other agencies, will be promoting public preparedness and safety throughout the month. These efforts are in conjunction with a nationwide effort to encourage all Americans to take simple steps to better prepare for emergencies at home, work and school MEMA To help the public better prepare themselves and their families, MEMA will focus its outreach and activities on four concepts: 1) Be Informed, 2) Develop a plan, 3) Build a Kit, and 4) Get Involved. MEMA will share information on each of these concepts including: highlighting potential community hazards or risks; ways to obtain information from local and state emergency managers; tips on how to build comprehensive emergency plans for you and your family; tips on how to build a kit that can help sustain your families in times of disasters; and how to become involved. 

During the month of September, MEMA will be providing daily emergency preparedness tips on the agency's Twitter and Facebook accounts. All citizens of the Commonwealth are encouraged to participate in citizen preparedness activities and asked to use the preparedness resources at www.mass.gov/mema/ready to become more prepared.

Preparedness for Hurricane Season

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 July is a great time to prepare before a storm approaches. 

Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and Hurricane Arthur in 2014 are powerful reminders that Massachusetts residents and visitors must prepare for the next hurricane.  MEMA encourages everyone to 

1) Know Your Evacuation Zone

2) Know Your Risk

3) Be Prepared; and 

4) Stay Informed.

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

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’. ‘Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Month’, the launching of Massachusetts Alerts, and the dedication of the PIO/MIA Chair of Honor at MEMA HQ  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/

Google Public Alert Map