Hurricane Preparedness

LESSONS LEARNED: When living in areas that are at risk for hurricanes, it is important to look at previous disasters to gain insight on future disaster preparedness and response efforts. Two major hurricane events in recent history include hurricane Sandy and Katrina.

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PERSONAL PROPERTY: The Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards (pdf) is a valuable tool for preparing one’s home for a hurricane.

PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES: The website ready.gov  and has extensive information regarding hurricane preparedness. Also, FEMA has a downloadable booklet that is very informative.  

EVACUATION: It is important to know the best way to evacuate based on your location. Mass.gov has a map of hurricane evacuation zones in Massachusetts.