Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2017 seasonal outlook predicts an above-normal number of Atlantic Ocean hurricanes this season.
Gov. Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 16-22 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 start preparing yourself, family, home and business for a tropical storm or hurricane,” said Gov. Baker. “As we enter into hurricane season, major storms can occur at any time, and making emergency and evacuation plans now can minimize damage and the impact on public safety.”
“MEMA actively works with our communities in Massachusetts and partners across all levels of government to enhance our readiness for the next hurricane or major storm,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We encourage residents take the actions necessary to improve preparedness in the event of a major storm or other type of disaster.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2017 seasonal outlook predicts an above-normal number of Atlantic Ocean hurricanes this season. “It is important to remember that regardless of the number of storms this season, it only takes one storm to cause devastating impacts in the state,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Dan Bennett, “especially if you are not prepared when it hits.”