Some of the basic protective actions are similar for multiple hazards. For example, safety is necessary when experiencing all hazards, whether this means sheltering or evacuating depends on the specific emergency. Developing a family communications plan or making an emergency supply kit are the same for accidental emergencies, natural disasters and also terrorism. However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that should impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.
Within this section of the website, learn about the potential emergencies that can happen in Massachusetts and the appropriate ways to respond to them. When you know what to do, you can plan with your household and prepare in advance to be ready. Located here you will also find information about how protect your household and begin recovery following the initial disaster.
Learning what to do in different situations and how to develop and customize your plans for your local hazards. These plans may differ based on the locations frequented by members of your household and the specific needs of household members including animals. Preparing for these situations will help you reduce the impact of disasters and may save lives and prevent injuries.