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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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    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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    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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January 2015 Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm & Flooding Public Assistance (FEMA-4214-DR)

On Monday, April 13th, 2015, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received a Major Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4214-DR) making federal funding available under FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program as a direct result of the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard.  PA assistance will be made available to local governments, state agencies, and various eligible private non-profit organizations within the ten (10) counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Nantucket and Worcester for emergency work and permanent repair and replacement of facilities damaged as a direct result of the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard.  In addition, nine (9) of the counties listed above, with the exception of Nantucket, are eligible for Snow Assistance under FEMA guidelines for a 48-hour period. 

In order to be considered for FEMA reimbursements, your Request for Public Assistance RPA.pdf  pdf format of Request for Public Assistance RPA.pdf
must be submitted to MEMA by June 10, 2015. Please note, FEMA has granted an extension to submit RPA’s per MEMA’s request - The new RPA deadline is June 10, 2015.

On May 7th, 2015, Governor Baker Appealed for a Broader Scope of the FEMA Disaster Declaration, seeking to extend the designated 48-hour disaster period to 72-hours. On May 12th, MEMA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received notification from FEMA that the appeal to expand the disaster period to 72 hours was denied.

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 edition covers such topics as MEMA”s upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Conference, the ongoing Federal Disaster Assistance Process, Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding and the successes of the Boston Marathon Raceday Operations.

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