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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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  • 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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  • Man checking emergency alerts on his smartphone

    Get emergency information on your cellphone

    Learn about emergencies and hazards in your area via text alerts or through MEMA’s smartphone app for iPhone and Android users.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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 MEMA’s “Know Your Zone’ Hurricane Evacuation Campaign, SBA aid for the Revere Tornado and preparing for ‘Preparedness Month’, 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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