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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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Save the Date - 2017 Massachusetts All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Conference

The 2017 Massachusetts All Hazards Preparedness Conference pdf format of Save the Date for 2017 Emergency Management Conference
, hosted by MEMA, will bring together public and private sector emergency managers and other professionals involved in all hazards planning, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. The conference is planned for November 1st and 2nd, 2017 in Worcester. A formal invitation, including the final agenda, will be distributed soon.

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey - How to Help

Learn more about how you can help the survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey by making cash donations to trusted relief organizations.

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 and to Make a Family Emergency Plan, Build an Emergency Kit, Stay Informed & Download Massachusetts Alerts: www.mass.gov/mema/hurricanes

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2017 Hurricane Preparedness Webinars

On July 17 and July 27, 2017, MEMA, in coordination with FEMA and the National Weather Service, offered two sessions of a Hurricane Preparedness Webinar to assist emergency management and public safety partners in preparing for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. View a recording of the webinar and the webinar presentation slides pdf format of MEMA 2017 Hurricane Preparedness Webinar Presentation
file size 15MB. 

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Be an Active Bystander

Emergencies often happen without advance notice and when first responders are not nearby.  After calling 9-1-1 for help, consider being an active bystander and providing emergency care and assistance. Learn about the Stop the Bleed and Until Help Arrives campaigns, and what it means to be an active bystander at Get Involved and Be an Active Bystander.

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.