Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 16-22, 2017 to be Hurricane Preparedness Week!July 17, 2017
Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 16-22, 2017 to be Hurricane Preparedness Week!
Although Pro-Care is ready to assist you with cleaning up after a Hurricane, whether it be wind damage, water damage, fire /soot cleaning or flooded basements due to a Hurricane we can assist you in restoring your home or business.
We would like share some of MEMA’s ( Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) tips on preparing you and your home or business for a Hurricane and keeping safe during one..
MEMA encourages residents to Know Your Evacuation Zone, Make a Family Emergency Plan, Build an Emergency Kit for your home and car.
Storm surge watch & warning to become operational in 2017 It will be tailored to the specific locations at risk for life-threatening storm surge flooding Beginning with the 2017 hurricane season, the National Weather Service (NWS) will issue storm surge watches and warnings to highlight areas along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the continental United States that have a significant risk of life-threatening inundation from an ongoing or potential tropical cyclone, a subtropical cyclone, or a post-tropical cyclone.
Mema’s tips for staying informed during a Hurricane.
As a storm approaches, monitor media reports and follow instructions from public safety officials with these tools:
- Massachusetts Alerts App — Download the free Massachusetts Alertsapp for your iOS or Android device. The app provides tropical storm and hurricane warnings, as well as important public safety alerts and information from MEMA.
- Social Media — Follow MEMA on Twitter (@MassEMA) and Facebookfor emergency updates during hurricanes.
- Mass 2-1-1 — Mass 2-1-1is the state non-emergency call center for disasters. Call 2-1-1 to find out about shelter locations, travel restrictions, disaster assistance programs, and more. Mass 2-1-1 is free and available 24/7.
- Local Emergency Notification Systems — Check with your local emergency management directorto see if your community uses an emergency notification system and how to sign up.
Massachusetts Alerts: to receive emergency information on your smartphone, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from MEMA, download the free Massachusetts Alerts app. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp
For more information, from MEMA visit the Hurricane Safety Tips section of MEMA’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/emergencies/hurricanes/.
Be prepared and be safe!