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Ready for Hurricane Season

To prepare for a hurricane, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourages all individuals and families to: Build an Emergency Kit:  Every home and business should have a stocked basic Emergency Kit that contains items and supplies that would help support you and your family during extended power outages or…
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MERS Level 1 Travel Advisory

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. Most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and…
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Ready Boston

ReadyBoston is a city-wide community initiative designed to educate Bostonians about hazards they may face, encourage residents to prepare for all types of emergencies and empower them to help prepare their communities! OEM Director Rene Fielding with Mayor Marty  Walsh at Ronan Park in Dorchester teaching residents how to be prepared.…
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Ebola Outbreak ! First US Death Confirmed. No Treatment

No FDA-approved vaccine or medicine (, antiviral drug) is available for Ebola. Symptoms of Ebola are treated as they appear. The following basic interventions, when used early, can significantly improve the chances of survival: Providing intravenous fluids (IV)and balancing electrolytes (body salts) Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure Treating other…
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Anheuser – Busch 47.6 Community Preparedness Programs Red Cross

Nearly 70,000 American families look to the American Red Cross for help—after home fires, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, even earthquakes. Anheuser-Busch’s ongoing generosity has helped support this mission for more than a century. Anheuser-Busch recently expanded its longstanding commitment to the Red Cross by joining our Annual Disaster Giving Program, which enables…
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