Information from Mass 211 and MEMA

EMERGENCY ALERTS TO KEEP YOU SAFE

Alerts Before Concord Tornado Allowed Residents to Take Shelter

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourages all residents of the Commonwealth to use their cellphones to receive emergency alerts and warnings about imminent severe weather and other threatening situations. This past Monday morning, many residents of the Concord, Massachusetts neighborhood that was hit by a tornado were awoken fifteen minutes before the tornado hit by emergency alerting systems on their cellphones. The advance warning allowed those residents to move to safety within their homes before the tornado hit. read more


MEMA ISSUES POWER OUTAGE SAFETY TIPS

Extended Loss of Power, During and After a Hurricane, Is a Real Possibility

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Throughout this hurricane season the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
(MEMA) continues urges residents to prepare for the possible impacts of a hurricane or tropical storm.
These storms can bring strong winds that cause widespread power outages. read more


SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT: Excessive Heat and Thunderstorm Threat

Situation:
Today: A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 7pm this evening for much of the Commonwealth, excluding Berkshire, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected; the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. read more

 

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