MEMA OFFERS TIPS AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES



MEMA OFFERS TIPS AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES


FRAMINGHAM, MA – With the possible threat of Hurricane Sandy following a track that could have a major impact on New England early next week, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recommends actions that people can take to minimize the potential damage from this storm.
“Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety,” states MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.  “It is important to use your time wisely and not wait until the last minute to ensure your family’s safety.”
Here are some examples of steps you should be taking:
Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit in the event you lose power or are isolated for a number of days.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Storm Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema.
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