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CLIMATE READY BOSTON EXPLORES SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE IN SOUTH BOSTON

Boston, MA: City of Boston - South Boston is expected to experience more coastal and stormwater flooding due to climate change impacts. The City of Boston is exploring solutions to decrease these risks as part of our Climate Ready Boston initiative. You can add your on-the-ground perspective to this discussion about the neighborhood’s resiliency by taking our community survey as a part of the Climate Ready South Boston project. In…
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Appalachian Thrust & Lower Atlantic Seaboard

Preparedness Tips – New England Hurricane Emergencies

 Appalachian Highland Thrust and Lower Atlantic - Having an emergency supply kit is an essential component of personal and family preparedness Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for up to three days in the event you are isolated in your home without power during disaster. First, think about essential items you will need for basic survival: water,…
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NATURAL DISASTERS – The Hurricane is the Easy Part – Cyclone Destroys Puerto Rico, Relief Supplies Stuck on Trucks, Humanitarian Disaster Expands, 59+ Killed, 100s Rescued

Puerto Rico - The Hurricanes are the easy part. One week after the cyclone - Survival following the season's second hurricane, Maria, which destroyed or damaged most structures, electric, and water supply, has been slowed by the inland distribution of relief supplies. According to Puerto Rico's Governor, there are not enough licensed truck drivers to move supplies. Navy deploys hospital ship "Comfort" to Puerto Rico.…
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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 (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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Theft, looting and other violent crime – Houston authorities announce formation of working group to fight Hurricane Harvey related fraud

  Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team members search house to house in Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017 for people needing to be evacuated due to flooding in the area following Hurricane Harvey. In total, Coast Guard has saved more than 10,000 people. ( Coast Guard photo/Released)   Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Bowers of Maritime Safety Security Team San Francisco recovers a…
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Appalachian Thrust & Lower Atlantic Seaboard

Dig Into Climate Ready Boston

Boston, MA: Climate change gets up close and personal with the City of Boston's educational map explorer tool -- you can now explore what the impacts of our changing climate will look in your neighborhood. This tool allows you to learn more about the data layers used in the Climate Ready Boston recommendations for protecting our City from a changing climate, and helps you better understand how projections…
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Industrial Opioid Crisis – Mass First Responders Deploy 20,000 + Narcan Life Saving Doses in 2016

Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis. Boston, MA: Like many states, Massachusetts is experiencing a prescription drug and heroin epidemic. Last year, more than 2,000 residents died of an overdose. Overdose deaths now outnumber those due to car accidents. Not only is this a public safety issue – it is a public health issue. The Mass. Attorney General’s Office is committed to ending this crisis.…
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