Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparation for Hearing Impaired People by Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, HLAA
This is a power point presentation on emergency preparedness given on June 23, 2012 at the Hearing Loss Association of America national convention in Providence, Rhode Island by Lise Hamlin, Director
Adobe Acrobat document [678.2 KB]

From Lee Culver Director

Harwich Emergency Management




Hurricane Preparedness Tips for the General Public:

         Stay informed by monitoring the storm via the media.

         Be sure to have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit in the event you lose

power or are isolated for a number of days.

         Clear clogged rain gutters. This storm brings the potential for torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.

         Secure outdoor items such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys and awnings that can be broken or picked up by strong winds and potentially become a projectile.

         Elevate articles in your basement that could be damaged from even minor flooding.

         Keep your vehicles fully fuelled.

         Have a certain amount of cash available.  If power is lost, ATMs may not be working.



MEMA encourages Smartphone users to download the free ping4alerts! app. This app is available free of charge for iPhone and Android phones and receives

severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency

information from MEMA based on the user's location.  Learn more at http://www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp. 


Online Resources:

For additional information and resources, visit:

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema (Hurricane preparedness tips and other preparedness information are available through the “Hurricane” link on MEMA’s homepage).

MEMA's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA

MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov

National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Weather Service/Taunton at www.weather.gov/boston

National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany

Mass211 at www.mass211.org