[4:45 AM] July 29 , 2021 | Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Late Thursday Into Early Friday

Filed in Alerts, General by on July 29, 2021

There is currently a low risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms tonight into the early hours of Friday in our region. While showers and even a few thunderstorms could develop by the late afternoon hours, those are expected to remain below severe criteria. In addition, there is a low risk of flooding should heavy rainfall develop.


Preparedness and Safety Information


Stay Informed
For additional information and updated forecasts, see www.weather.gov/boston (National Weather Service Norton) and www.weather.gov/albany (National Weather Service Albany)


Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html


Online Resources 
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema
MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA
MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov
National Weather Service Boston/ Norton, MA  at www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  www.spc.noaa.gov/
Northeast River Forecast Center: www.weather.gov/nerfc/National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.govMass211 at www.mass211.org

MEMA is coordinating daily conference calls with NWS, Emergency Support Function (ESF) partners, and local and state officials to discuss the forecast for Tropical Storm Elsa, potential impacts, and state/local preparedness actions.

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is currently operating at Level 1 (Steady State Monitoring). MEMA will continue to monitor the situation and will disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements, as necessary. The next SAS will be issued tomorrow morning.

Preparedness and Safety Information

Preparedness and safety tips for tropical storms and hurricanes: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/hurricane-safety-tips

Power outage preparedness and safety information: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/power-outage-safety-tips

Preparedness and safety tips for thunderstorms and lightning: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/thunderstorm-and-lightning-safety-tips

Flood safety tips: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/flood-safety-tips



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