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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Governor Baker Proclaims September to be Emergency Preparedness Month in Massachusetts

During September, MEMA and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will share information on their respective social media accounts about emergency preparedness topics including emergency planning, building an emergency kit, preparing for disasters, youth preparedness, ways to get involved in community preparedness, and more. This emergency preparedness information includes guidance about how to prepare for emergencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will feature signage along highways to raise awareness of Emergency Preparedness Month.


Do you have your emergency kit stocked? Gather supplies to stay prepared in case of a disaster:

✅Face coverings, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes
✅Medication & a first aid kit
✅Items for kids and pets
✅Emergency cash
✅Food & water


Resources:

Build an Emergency Kit!

MASS.GOV/MEMA #ReadyMA Video


To say thank you to an essential worker or organization in your community, and to find resources on how to prepare for emergencies large and small, please visit Emergency Planning Month.

PRESS RELEASE 09-01-20
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