Emergency Information

Information and resources from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) about emergencies and disasters.

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About this Page

For significant emergency incidents, this page may be updated with incident specific information and/or an emergency alert banner will be placed on all Mass.gov executive agency web pages and on the mass.gov/alerts website.

MEMA’s Twitter account regularly posts information related to significant emergency incidents and severe weather. Below are other resources for emergency information:

Emergency Alerts

There are multiple ways to receive emergency alerts and weather warnings including the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, local notification systems, and more. Learn about the different way to Be Informed and Receive Emergency Alerts.

Emergency Preparedness & Safety Resources

MEMA’s Be Prepared for Emergencies covers information about staying informed, building family emergency plan, assembling an emergency kit, pet preparedness, and more.

MEMA’s Safety Tips for Specific Threats & Hazards covers resources about how to stay safe before, during, and after different types of emergencies and disasters.

Evacuation Information

Evacuations are usually ordered by local public safety officials for impacted areas of their communities. Massachusetts has designated hurricane evacuation zones that may be used to assist in the evacuation of low lying coastal areas during a tropical storm or hurricane.

Power Outages

MEMA’s Power Outage Map displays service interruptions at a community level from the four major electric companies. Residents should report outages to their utility companies and contact their utilities for questions about causes and restoration of outages. For information on how to stay safe before, during, and after a power outage, see: Power Outage Safety Tips.

Shelters and Community Specific Information

For community specific information about shelters, resources, and other local information, residents should contact their local Emergency Management Director or local public safety officials. Residents can also call 2-1-1 for non-emergency storm-related questions and for shelter and warming center locations.

State of Emergency

A State of Emergency can be declared by the Governor of Massachusetts in the event of imminent threat of a natural or man-made disaster. To learn about what a state of emergency means, FAQs and information on current and past State of Emergency declarations, see State of Emergency Information.

Transportation

For traffic alerts & road conditions, see https://mass511.com/

For MBTA alerts, see https://www.mbta.com/alerts

For Massport/Logan Airport alerts & updates, see: http://www.massport.com/massport/

Weather (Warnings and Forecasts)

For a list of active weather warnings, watches, and advisories from the National Weather Service, see: https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/ma.php?x=1.

For forecast information, visit www.weather.gov.

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