General

Department of Homeland Security

Filed in General by on February 26, 2016
Department of Homeland Security

Most people recall the color-coded threat level alert system implemented by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The system was a 5-tiered, colored alert system ranging from “Low” to “Severe.” In 2011, the original system was replaced¬†with the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS). According to the Department of Homeland […]

Continue Reading »

Get to Know National Weather Service Products

Filed in General by on February 18, 2016
Get to Know National Weather Service Products

The National Weather Service in Taunton, MA can issue over 30 different weather alerts to help keep the public safe prior to and during hazardous weather or weather-related events. It is important to become familiar with the terms used to describe changing weather conditions and what actions to take. Below is a link to the […]

Continue Reading »

When is Ice Safe?

Filed in General by on February 18, 2016
When is Ice Safe?

Last week’s cold weather led to the development of ice on some of the ponds and lakes across Cape Cod. However, several days of above freezing temperatures and rain has compromised any safety the ice once had. Residents are advised to avoid heading out onto any frozen body of water in the area. This is […]

Continue Reading »