This #MAsnow social media toolkit includes messages, images, and videos designed for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are free for residents and municipalities to use. Help spread important public safety information across the Commonwealth by using this toolkit and sharing it with others. 

Below are a few examples of what you can send out on social media. Use these posts and create your own by browsing the other tabs on this page to find a complete list of #MAsnow images, videos, and messages.

Winter Emergency Car Kit:

Tweet: 
Learn what to put in a #winter #emergency car kit from @MassEMA: http://ow.ly/XkvIE #MAsnow

Facebook/Instagram Post: 
Tire chains, blankets, and a windshield scraper are just some of the items you should include in your winter car emergency kit. Find a complete list from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and get ready for the #MAsnow. [http://ow.ly/XkvIE]

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Dig Out Fire Hydrants 

Tweet: 
Help dig out fire hydrants after a #WinterStorm. In a fire, seconds count: http://ow.ly/XkvRl #MAsnow
 

Facebook/Instagram Post: 
Snow can cover a #FireHydrant, making it difficult to access after a #WinterStorm. Help #PublicSafety officials by digging out hydrants around your home after a #blizzard or heavy snowfall. In a fire, seconds count. [http://ow.ly/XkvRl] #MAsnow

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Before a Winter Storm:

Tweet: 
Download the #Massachusetts Alerts app for #WinterStorm updates. More #winter tips: http://ow.ly/XkvYv #MAsnow

Facebook/Instagram Post: 
Prepare for a #WinterStorm in #Massachusetts by building an emergency kit and downloading the Massachusetts Alerts app. Find more ways to get ready ahead of time from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XkvYv] #MAsnow

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Safe Winter Driving: 

Tweet: 
#DriveSafe this #winter — remove #MAsnow from your car before driving. More @MassDOT tips: http://ow.ly/Xkwca

Facebook/Instagram Post: 
Make sure you #DriveSafe this #winter. Remove snow from your car before driving and maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has more winter driving tips to help keep you and your family safe during #MAsnow season. [http://ow.ly/Xkwca] 

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Prepare Your Car for Snow: 

Tweet:
Get your car ready for #MAsnow season with tips from @MassEMA: http://ow.ly/XkwhP

Facebook/Instagram Post:
Keep you gas tank at least half-full during the #winter to prevent your fuel line from freezing. Find more ways to get your car ready for #MAsnow season with tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XkwhP]

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Facebook and Twitter

Get Ready for Snow with URL

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Get Ready for the Snowstorm with URL

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Before a Winter Storm

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Keep Gas Tank Half Full

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Check for Animals Under Car

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Pet Safety near Ice

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During a Winter Storm

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Be a Good Neighbor

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Help the Homeless

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After a Winter Storm

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Dig Out Fire Hydrants

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Snow Shoveling Safety

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Clear Snow from Car

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Safe Winter Driving 

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Prepare Your Car for Snow with URL

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Prepare Your Car for Snow

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Winter Emergency Car Kit

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Winter Terminology 

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Prepare Your Vehicle 

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Storm Terminology

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Safe Winter Driving: https://youtu.be/T_BahjtRwTk

Winter Emergency Car Kit: https://youtu.be/DwyNYr8zEgg

Check for Animals Under Car: https://youtu.be/7uXBO9CguWc

Test Carbon Monoxide Alarms: https://youtu.be/27XbK_ci75g

Clear Home & Car Exhaust Vents: https://youtu.be/ElSbvgAAo_w

Be a Good Neighbor: https://youtu.be/igjl9n1KA6Q

Pet Safety near Ice: https://youtu.be/mp55l0zB5gU

Dig Out Fire Hydrants: https://youtu.be/zJBsYuWxe_Q 

Help the Homeless: https://youtu.be/rLMSHexoIzU

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Storm Prep and Safety

Prepare for a Winter Storm

Tweets:

    • Check out @MassEMA’s tips to ensure you are prepared for a #MA #WinterStorm: http://ow.ly/XjHQk
    • Is your home ready for a #MA #WinterStorm? Find out: http://ow.ly/XjHQk #MAsnow
    • Stay safe in the event of a #MA #WinterStorm by preparing ahead of time. Learn how: http://ow.ly/XjHQk #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Are you ready for a #MA blizzard? Find out how you can prepare ahead of time from @MassEMA: http://ow.ly/XjHQk #MAsnow
    • Make sure you properly stock an #EmergencyKit before a #MA #WinterStorm. Find out how: http://ow.ly/XjHQk #MAsnow

Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • Are you ready for a #MA blizzard? Find out how to properly stock an #EmergencyKit and prepare ahead of time with tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XjHQk] #MAsnow
    • Check out tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to ensure your family and home are ready for a #WinterStorm in #Massachusetts. [http://ow.ly/XjHQk] #MAsnow
    • Stay safe in the event of a #MA #WinterStorm by preparing ahead of time with tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XjHQk] #MAsnow

Download the Massachusetts Alerts App

Tweets:

    • Download the #Massachusetts Alerts app from @MassEMA to stay informed this #winter: http://ow.ly/XjIzA #MAsnow
    • Stay informed in #winter emergencies — download the #Massachusetts Alerts app: http://ow.ly/XjIzA #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Get real-time, local #winter emergency updates with the #Massachusetts Alerts app: http://ow.ly/XjIzA #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Prepare for #winter storms and emergencies — download the #Massachusetts Alerts app: http://ow.ly/XjIzA #MAsnow
    • Download #Massachusetts Alerts to get real-time #winter emergency updates on your phone: http://ow.ly/XjIzA #MAsnow

Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • Stay informed during #winter emergencies by downloading the #Massachusetts Alerts app to get real-time, local updates about winter #weather. [http://ow.ly/XjIzA] #MAsnow #MAwx
    • Download the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s (MEMA) #Massachusetts Alerts app to get real-time #WinterStorm updates on your smartphone. [http://ow.ly/XjIzA] #MAsnow
    • Prepare for #winter storms and emergencies by downloading the #Massachusetts Alerts app on your smartphone. [http://ow.ly/XjIzA] #MAsnow

Winter Safety Tips

    Tweets:

    • Learn how to winterize your #MA home & prepare for #WinterWeather with these tips: http://ow.ly/Wc10g #WinterTips #MAsnow
    • Check out our #WinterTips on how to #StaySafe in the cold weather in #Massachusetts: http://ow.ly/Wc10g #MAsnow
    • Prepare your home, car & family for the #winter and #MAsnow with these #SafetyTips: http://ow.ly/Wc10g
    • Find out how to prepare your family for #MAsnow with tips from @MassDFS, @MassEMA & more: http://ow.ly/Wc10g #WinterTips
    • Make sure you #StaySafe during extreme #WinterWeather this year with these tips: http://ow.ly/Wc10g #MAsnow #WinterTips

    Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • Is your family ready for #MAsnow? Check out tips to stay safe this winter in #Massachusetts. [http://ow.ly/Wc10g] #MAsnow
    • Check out tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to help you & your family get ready for #MAsnow this winter. [http://ow.ly/Wc10g] 
    • Build winter emergency kits for your home and car so you’re prepared in case of a winter storm. Check out more tips on how to prepare your home, family, and car for #MAsnow this year. [http://ow.ly/Wc10g]
    • Learn how to winterize your home and find safety tips you can use this #winter. [http://ow.ly/Wc10g] #MAsnow  

 

Car Prep and Safety

Winter Emergency Car Kit

Tweets:

    • Get your #winter emergency car kit ready with these suggestions from @MassEMA: http://ow.ly/XjKii #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Prepare for #MAsnow by putting together a winter emergency car kit. Find out how: http://ow.ly/XjKii
    • Learn how to make a #winter #emergency car kit to get ready for this year's #MAsnow: http://ow.ly/XjKii
    • What should you have in your #winter emergency car kit? Find out: http://ow.ly/XjKii #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Don’t have a winter #emergency car kit? Use @MassEMA's list to create one:  http://ow.ly/XjKii #MAsnow

Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • What do sand, road maps, and a can opener have in common? They should all be part of your winter emergency car kit! Find out more about what to stock up on to stay safe. [http://ow.ly/XjKii] #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Is your winter emergency car kit ready? Review a list of suggested items from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to find out. [http://ow.ly/XjKii] #MAsnow #ReadyMA
    • Drive with confidence this #winter by preparing a winter emergency car kit ahead of time. Learn what to put in it from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XjKii] #MAsnow
    • Prepare your #winter emergency car kit before #MAsnow hits with this list from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XjKii] #MAsnow
    • Do you know what to put in a #winter emergency car kit? Find out from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/XjKii] #MAsnow

Winter Driving Safety Tips

    Tweets: 

    • Check out safe winter driving tips from @MassDOT & @MassEMA: http://ow.ly/Wc1PS #MAsnow
    • Learn how to be a safe winter driver from @MassDOT & @MassEMA: http://ow.ly/Wc1PS #MAsnow 
    • Find out how to prep your car for driving this #winter: http://ow.ly/Wc1PS #MAsnow 
    • Whether you’re an #MAsnow pro or a newbie, check out these safe winter driving tips: http://ow.ly/Wc1PS
    • Are you ready to hit the road this #winter? Find out how to drive safely in #MAsnow: http://ow.ly/Wc1PS 

    Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • Whether you’re an #MAsnow pro or a newbie, everyone can use some winter driving tips. Check out some key things to remember from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/Wc1PS]
    • Are you ready to hit the road this #winter? Find out — review these safe driving tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/Wc1PS] #MAsnow
    • Learn how to prepare your car and be a safe driver this #winter with tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/Wc1PS] #MAsnow
    • #MAsnow season is here. Learn how to prepare your car for #winter and drive safe with tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). [http://ow.ly/Wc1PS]#MAsnow
    • Whether you’re an #MAsnow pro or a newbie, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) have safe #WinterDriving tips you can use this season. [http://ow.ly/Wc1PS] #MAsnow

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

    Tweets:

  • Prepare your car for #winter by following tips from @MassDOT: http://ow.ly/VYSco #MAsnow
  • Get your car ready for #MAsnow season with the @MassDOT winter driving checklist: http://ow.ly/VYSco
  • Make sure your car’s systems are ready for #winter weather. Find out what to check: http://ow.ly/VYSco #MAsnow
  • Check wiper blades, belts, tires and more to prepare your car for #winter driving: http://ow.ly/VYSco #MAsnow
  • Use the @MassDOT checklist to prepare your car for #winter driving: http://ow.ly/VYSco #MAsnow

    Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

  • Make sure your car is safe for #winter driving. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has information about what systems you should check on your vehicle to get it ready for #MAsnow. [http://ow.ly/VYSco]
  • Check wiper blades, ignition systems, brakes, and more to prepare your car for #MAsnow and #winter driving. See the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) checklist to find out what else you should inspect to stay safe on the roads this season. [http://ow.ly/VYSco]
  • The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has information on how to prepare your car’s systems for #WinterWeather. Find out what to check. [http://ow.ly/VYSco] #MAsnow
  • Wiper blades, belts, and tires are just a few of the parts you should check to prepare your car for #winter driving. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) provides a full checklist. [http://ow.ly/VYSco] #MAsnow
  • Are your car’s systems ready for #MAsnow season? Find out which parts to check with a list from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). [http://ow.ly/VYSco] #MAsnow  

Stranded in a Winter Storm

    Tweets:

  • If you get stranded while driving in a #WinterStorm, call 9-1-1. More tips: http://ow.ly/VYRww #MAsnow
  • Call 9-1-1 and stay in your car if you get stranded on the road in a #WinterStorm: http://ow.ly/VYRww #MAsnow
  • Learn what to do if you get stranded on the road during #winter: http://ow.ly/VYRww #MAsnow
  • Follow car #SafetyTips if you get stranded on the side of the road in #winter: http://ow.ly/VYRww #MAsnow
  • Walking in a #SnowStorm is dangerous. Stay in your vehicle if you get stranded & call 9-1-1: http://ow.ly/VYRww

    Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

  • Avoid overexertion if you’re stranded in your car during #winter. Shoveling snow, pushing a car, and using a jack takes greater effort in snowy conditions. It can lead to a heart attack or other injury. Call 9-1-1, remain in your car, and wait for assistance. Find more tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).[http://ow.ly/VYRww]
  • Call 9-1-1 if your car breaks down on the road or if you get stranded during #winter weather. Find more tips to stay safe from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).[http://ow.ly/VYRww]
  • If you’re stranded in your car during a #WinterStorm, call 9-1-1, stay in your vehicle, and open the windows to let in fresh air. Learn more winter driving #SafetyTips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). [http://ow.ly/VYRww] #MAsnow
  • Walking in a #SnowStorm is dangerous. Call 9-1-1 and stay in your car if you get stranded on the side of the road during a#WinterStorm. Find more information from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). [http://ow.ly/VYRww]
  • Do you know what to do if you’re stranded in your car during a #WinterStorm? Find out how to stay safe with information from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). [http://ow.ly/VYRww] #MAsnow

Public Transportation

MBTA Winter Homepage (www.mbta.com/winter)

    Tweets:

    • Use the @MBTA #winter homepage for service updates: http://ow.ly/WbUMD #MAsnow
    • Find T service alerts, bus snow routes & more at the @MBTA #winter homepage: http://ow.ly/WbUMD #MAsnow
    • Check the @MBTA #winter homepage for service updates during #WinterStorms: http://ow.ly/WbUMD #MAsnow
    • When an #MAsnow storm hits, use the @MBTA #winter homepage for service updates: http://ow.ly/WbUMD #MAsnow
    • Find up-to-date service info from @MBTA when #winter weather hits: http://ow.ly/WbUMD #MAsnow

    Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • If a #winter storm hits, you can find #MBTA service updates, bus snow schedules, and more on the #winter homepage. Bookmark the page so you can quickly access public transit information this season. [http://ow.ly/WbUMD] #MAsnow
    • Stay informed about #MBTA service updates this season. Visit the #winter homepage to get real-time alerts and other information you need to plan your commute. [http://ow.ly/WbUMD] #MAsnow
    • When a #MAsnow storm hits, you can find T service alerts, bus snow routes, and more on the #MBTA #winter homepage. [http://ow.ly/WbUMD]
    • Did you know you can find service updates on the #MBTA #winter homepage? Check the page during #WinterStorms for real-time alerts. [http://ow.ly/WbUMD]
    • Plan your #winter commute by checking the #MBTA #winter homepage for T service updates in the event of a #SnowStorm. [http://ow.ly/WbUMD]

Snow and Ice Removal Email

    Tweets:

    • See an @MBTA platform covered in ice or #MAsnow? Email the location to SnowAndIce@mbta.com.
    • Please RT. Email SnowAndIce@mbta.com if you see a bus stop or platform that needs #MAsnow or ice removal.
    • Help the @MBTA keep bus stops safe — email SnowAndIce@mbta.com if you see a stop in need of #MAsnow or ice removal.
    • See an #MBTA platform that needs snow or ice removal? Email SnowAndIce@mbta.com. #MAsnow
    • Email SnowAndIce@mbta.com to tell #MBTA officials about platforms or bus stops covered in ice or #MAsnow.

    Facebook/Instagram Posts*:

    • If you see an #MBTA bus stop or platform covered in snow or ice this #winter, email SnowAndIce@mbta.com to alert officials. #MAsnow
    • Email SnowAndIce@mbta.com if you see an #MBTA service platform in need of ice or snow removal. #MAsnow
    • Help the #MBTA keep platforms and bus stops safe by emailing SnowAndIce@mbta.com to report spots that need #MAsnow or ice removed.
    • See a #MBTA platform or bus stop that needs snow or ice removed? Alert officials by emailing the location to SnowAndIce@mbta.com. #MAsnow
    • Email SnowAndIce@mbta.com to let officials know if there is a platform or bus stop in need of snow or ice removal this #winter. #MAsnow