Mass.Gov will display an alert notification in the following situations:
- Declaration of state of emergency
- Natural disasters
- Hazardous materials incidents
- Extreme weather/state government closings
- Amber alerts (when authorized by the Massachusetts State Police)
- Public health emergencies
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) works with local emergency managers, other state agencies, private organizations, and the federal government to identify the extent of a disaster, respond as much as possible to calls for threats to personal safety and health, and maintain order. MEMA is also responsible for authorizing many statewide alerts.
When authorized, alerts appear on the Mass.Gov homepage and on all executive department agency web pages. Non-executive department agencies may opt in to the Alert system if they wish.
At the local level, your fire department, police department, emergency medical services (EMS) provider, public health department, and other local government representatives work together with MEMA to identify the extent of a disaster, respond as much as possible to calls for threats to personal safety and health, and maintain order.