With hurricane season upon us, the Brewster Office of Emergency Management in partnership with FEMA is providing the following information regarding the development of a family plan and "Hurricane Go Kit" that will insure you are prepared for the first 72 hours after a major storm event. It is important to remember that proper preparation is a critical component of protecting your family against the impacts of any major storm event or natural disaster. First responders throughout the region may be overwhelmed with emergency incidents during these storms and response to your calls for assistance may be delayed. Therefore, it is imperative that you develop a plan and "Go Kit" that will enable you and your family to survive for the first 72 hours post-storm event. Please take the time to read the important safety tips included here.
In addition, Governor Baker has declared September 2019 to be Emergency Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, MEMA will feature emergency preparedness information on their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and on the MEMA website. MEMA’s website, www.mass.gov/mema, features information about the hazards common in Massachusetts and resources to help prepare for emergencies: 1) Be Informed and Receive Emergency Alerts, 2) Plan for Emergencies and Disasters, 3) Build an Emergency Kit, and 4) Get Involved. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparedness activities and use these preparedness resources to help prepare themselves, their family, and their property.