Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency advises residents to minimize outdoor activity, keep an emergency kit, and check on elderly friends or relatives in extreme cold.
Editor's Note: The following information is from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.” Continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA. Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and emergency messages from MEMA. Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileappp.
Friday, October 26, 2012
From having cash on hand to trimming back branches, there are things you can do ahead of a dangerous storm.
Friday, October 26, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy following a track that could have a major impact on New England early next week, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is recommending actions people can take to minimize the potential damage from this storm. “Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz in a press release. “It is important to use your time wisely and not wait until the last minute to ensure your family’s safety.” Forecasters are saying it will be Monday before Sandy would impact New England, so you do have some time to handle these items over the weekend. Here are some examples of steps you should be taking: Also, continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Lexington officials are making preparations in anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane Irene.
Lexington, like most cities and towns up and down the East Coast, is bracing itself for Hurricane Irene. And a delayed start to the school year could be in the forecast. Irene’ s vicious winds and heavy rains are expected to assault coastal areas from North Carolina to New York Saturday afternoon, potentially hitting Connecticut and the Greater Boston area on Sunday, according to reports. Lexington officials have been in prep mode since Wednesday, and a meeting is scheduled for noontime today in which senior staffers will speak with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and finalize plans. In the meantime, the Health Division has posted tips for hurricane preparedness and storm mitigation to the town website. "It's a …
With a hurricane on the horizon, town officials take care of residents.
No one really knows where Hurricane Irene is going to land. News outlets keep updating the course, and most reports include New England and its coastline. Town Manager Carl Valente said last night that he, a dozen other Lexington officials and folks from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency are preparing for a hurricane scenario. “We’ve had a conference call every day,” Carl said. The calls between MEMA and Lexington officials started Wednesday and are scheduled every day through Saturday, Carl said. It’s calming to know our town leaders are taking such great care of everyone. “The first thing we want to do is try to encourage our residents to ‘Shelter in Place,’” Carl said. “That means stay home.” The Lexington website offers …