Information from Mass 211 and MEMA

MEMA INFORMATION ABOUT THE THREAT OF ROOF COLLAPSE
Additional Snow Buildup Can Present Dangers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – "With the threat of approaching storms, additional snow can add weight and stress to the roofs of structures if not cleared. Also, for areas that get rain, the dry, fluffy snow piled on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing any additional sleet and rain," says Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz. "Flat, commercial roofs are most susceptible if they are not draining properly." read more


MEMA'S TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AFTER THE STORM

FRAMINGHAM, MA – "Once the initial impact of this storm has subsided, there are still many additional challenges to be faced, from snow removal to power restoration,"
states Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz.
"If you have taken the proper precautions, remain cautious and careful, you and your family are more likely to experience a successful outcome." read more


SHELTERS OPEN UP ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS IN PREPARATION FOR THE STORM

For a complete list of shelters in your area click here or dial 2-1-1.

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