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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Deployment of 10-Person Emergency Management Team to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Response and Recovery

Puerto Rico accepts Massachusetts offer for emergency management support BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto Rico has accepted an offer from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to deploy a 10-person emergency management team from Massachusetts to assist in Puerto Rico. The request for assistance from Puerto Rico came through the Emergency Read More …

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Mobilization of Massachusetts National Guard to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Response and Recovery

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Puerto Rico’s official acceptance of an offer from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to mobilize a six person Massachusetts National Guard (MANG) communications unit to Puerto Rico for up to 30 days. The Joint Site Incident Satellite Communications Capability (JISCC) team will support satellite-based data and mobile Read More …

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Relief And Recovery Resources For The Citizens Of Puerto Rico

BOSTON— In the wake of the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Baker-Polito Administration today outlined the efforts Massachusetts is undertaking to provide assistance to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, including the formation of a task force that will ensure that the state is prepared to support residents of Puerto Rico who chose to self-evacuate the island and Read More …

Incident Management Team & Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Florida to Assist with Hurricane Irma Response & Recovery

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating the deployment of a 12 person Incident Management Team and an 18 person Massachusetts National Guard public affairs team to Florida to assist with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma.  The requests for assistance from Florida came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact Read More …

DHS SIGNS JONES ACT WAIVER

WASHINGTON – Today, in recognition of the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act.  This waiver will ensure that over the next week, all options are available to distribute fuel to states and territories impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Read More …

Governor Baker Proclaims September to be “Emergency Preparedness Month” Individuals and Families Encouraged to Prepare

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2017 to be Emergency Preparedness Month to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and planning for individuals, families and communities. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) will promote public preparedness throughout the month. These efforts are part of a Read More …

Prepare Your Property for a Hurricane

Prepare Your Home and Boat Before the Next Storm FRAMINGHAM, MA – During hurricane season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is reminding residents of steps they can take to protect their homes and boats from the damaging winds, torrential rainfall, and flooding that hurricanes or tropical storms can bring. “There are many steps residents Read More …

Governor Baker Proclaims “Hurricane Preparedness Week” Residents Encouraged to Prepare Now

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 16-22, 2017 to be Hurricane Preparedness Week to underscore the Commonwealth’s vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes and the importance of preparing for the impacts that hurricanes and tropical storms can have on the state’s residents, homes, businesses and infrastructure. “It is never too early to Read More …