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Governor Healey Proclaims July 7-13 as ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’ in Massachusetts 

7/06/2024 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Governor Maura Healey signed a proclamation declaring the week of July 7 to July 13, 2024, as "Hurricane Preparedness Week," to emphasize the importance of planning and preparing for hurricanes and other tropical systems.

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Public Safety Interns Begin their 2024 Summer of Service 

6/04/2024 Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security welcomes cohort of more than 50 diverse young professionals

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‘Be Proactive and Prepare Early:’ Atlantic Hurricane Season is Underway 

6/03/2024 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

MEMA urges public to prepare now after NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season

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Disaster Assistance Now Available at Mass.gov/recover 

5/24/2024 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has launched a website to help direct eligible residents and businesses to available disaster assistance related to the September 11-13, 2023 flooding and severe storms.

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Federal Disaster Assistance for Communities Impacted by September Storms  

5/16/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Following authorization by President Biden, residents and business owners in Bristol and Worcester counties will be eligible to receive aid

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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Funds to Support Regional Training Center 

12/20/2023 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

The MEMA-led Northeast Emergency Management Training and Education Center is designed to strengthen New England’s preparedness and resiliency

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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Celebrates 60th Bunker Birthday 

11/07/2023 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Legislators, senior officials, and the public tour the underground bunker that serves as MEMA headquarters and learn about the evolution of emergency management in the Commonwealth

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Releases Readiness Plan to Protect Against Extreme Weather 

10/11/2023 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

‘ResilientMass’ plan establishes an Office of Climate Science and identifies key actions state government can make to promote resiliency

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State Leaders Formalize Partnership to Promote Inclusive Emergency Management For Those Living with Disabilities or Medical Conditions  

9/29/2023 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Agencies share a vision to embed access and equity in all aspects of emergency management

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Governor Healey Issues Emergency Declaration, Activates National Guard Ahead of Hurricane Lee  

9/15/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

National Weather Service officials do not expect the hurricane to make landfall in Massachusetts; Tropical Storm Warning in effect along the state’s coast

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Governor Healey Declares State of Emergency Over Catastrophic Flood Damage  

9/12/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

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Governor Healey Proclaims “Emergency Preparedness Month”  

9/01/2023 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

State agencies will provide educational resources on disaster readiness during the month of September to encourage individual and community resiliency

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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Empowers Emergency Managers with 'Science of Disaster' Course 

8/28/2023 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Comprehensive Training Equips Public Safety Professionals to Tackle Climate-Related Challenges and Enhance Disaster Preparedness

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Hundreds of Emergency Management Professionals Participate in Inaugural Statewide Hurricane Symposium on Cape Cod  

7/26/2023 Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency welcomed regional partners to promote collaboration, knowledge sharing, and community resilience for weather emergencies