Preparing for Common Disasters
Disasters take many forms. They can be natural or man-made in origin. Some types of disasters such as severe winter storms or hurricanes may be somewhat familiar to Cambridge residents. Whenever disaster strikes, the best protection comes from being prepared and knowing what to do.
In many cases advance warning of a disaster is not realistic. However, in the New England area we usually have advance warning of weather related emergencies. Residents are urged to frequently check on weather forecasts available on radio, television or the internet. The Weather Channel (Ch. 47 on Comcast) provides regional and national forecasts.
Below are links to more information on how to handle certain emergencies.
Disaster Readiness: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Immediately After a Disaster
MEMA Winter Weather Tips
FEMA Winter Storm Fire Safety
FEMA Hurricane Information
MEMA Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips
FEMA Earthquake Information
MEMA Extreme Heat Tips
Heat Related Emergencies