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

      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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    • 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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    • Hurricane storm clouds

      Hurricane Season Preparedness

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

      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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  • July is Hurricane Preparedness Month in Massachusetts

    Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July to be Hurricane Preparedness Month pdf format of Hurricane Preparedness Month July 2015 Proclamation
. 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.

    Recent storms such as Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as well as past hurricanes such as Hurricane Bob in 1991 are reminders that Massachusetts residents and visitors must prepare for the next hurricane.  

    MEMA encourages everyone to:

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

  • 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.

  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Programs Now Available

    The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are pleased to announce the availability of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM) Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program funding.  The HMGP is a post-disaster mitigation grant funding and has been made available statewide as a result of the federal disaster declaration for the January 2015 Severe Winter Storm.  The 2015 PDM and 2015 FMA are nationally-competitive annual grant programs and are also now available.

    HMGP grant briefings will be held June 2-16, 2015. For briefing details and more information, please see: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants REVISED Announcement Memo  pdf format of Hazard Mitigation Grants REVISED Announcement Memo

  • 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 the naming of North Adams EMD Steve Meranti as the 2015 NESEC Emergency Management Director of the Year, the progress being made in Disaster Assistance and Snow Assistance to Communities and Private Non-Profits as well as various Hurricane Preparedness activities taking place.
  • 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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