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How Prepared Are You? Develop a Disaster Survival Plan
To prepare for the unknown, each home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit (PDF) easily accessible. The kit should include essential items to help you and your family survive whether you stay at home or seek other shelter during a disaster.
Make sure to develop a disaster-survival plan (PDF) for your pets.
Receive additional wireless emergency notifications on your phone
The Atlantic Hurricane season typically runs from May through November of any given year. Hurricanes are more prevalent during August, September, and October, with the month of September being the time when the largest number occur. Here are some helpful resources to prepare for severe weather events.
- Hurricane Safety Tips - from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
- Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare For Coastal Hazards - a valuable resource for property owners
- How to Prepare for a Hurricane - National guidelines from FEMA
- National Hurricane Center - NOAA Storm Tracker
- Hurricane Category Listings (PDF) - Know the severity of potential hurricane warnings
- Hurricane Challenges for Populations with Unique Needs (PDF)
- Hurricane Preparedness Information (PDF)
- Safety Precautions and Safety Measures (PDF) - For when hurricane warnings are posted for the Cape area
- Storm Surge Safety Information (PDF)
- National Weather Service - Boston
- Storm Prediction Center
Extreme Cold Weather
MEMA urges residents to take precautions during the extreme cold weather and to minimize outside activities. The following are safety tips (PDF).
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) provides safety tips (PDF) when experiencing a possible power outage. MEMA also provides information on inland flooding and how to prepare yourself in the event of a flood (PDF).
Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC)
The goal of the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC) is to develop and implement comprehensive response plans that are effective and efficient in addressing human and/or natural threats to the public health and safety of the Provincetown community. Read the complete mission and goals (PDF) of the LEPC.