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Unleashing America’s Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) develops the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for oil and gas development in accordance with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCS Lands Act). This National OCS Program establishes a five-year schedule of oil and gas lease sales proposed for the  OCS. The National OCS Program specifies the size, timing,…
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Ice strength and safety

Recreational outdoor tips for lakes and ponds from MassWildlife. How can you tell if ice is safe? There are no guarantees. Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. You can't judge ice conditions by appearance or thickness alone; many other factors like water depth, size of waterbody, water chemistry, currents, snow cover, age of ice, and local weather conditions impact ice strength. Ice tips to remember: New ice is stronger than old ice. Four inches of clear, newly formed ice may support one…
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Disaster Ready

Cyclonic Surge Strike, Arctic Temps, Power Outages, Evacuations and Rescues South Shore Strong

Cyclonic Bomb Strikes Eastern Seaboard. South Shore Strong first responders evacuate residents and rescue flood victims. - The Scituate Emergency Operations Center opened at 7:00 this morning in preparation for today’s storm.    As of 11:46 this morning we have had two to three inches of snow accumulation in much of Scituate with heavy snow and near blizzard conditions continuing. Representatives from Columbia Gas and National Grid are working out of the EOC.  National Grid reports outages to approximately 200 homes…
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Post​ ​Hurricane​ ​Maria,​ ​LLEGO​ ​Boston​ ​Calls​ ​on​ ​Public​ ​to​ ​Help Supply​ ​Drinking​ ​Water​ ​Filtration​ ​Systems​ ​in​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico

Boston, MA - November 13, 2017 - Today, members of LLEGO Boston stood together to call on the public to help supply drinking water filtration systems in Puerto Rico. Last month, LLEGO Boston held a “Taste of the Caribbean” event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria. More than 800 people attended and we more than doubled our goal allowing us to make a $5,000 donation to the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund. Another $5,000 was donated to the…
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Atlantic

Mass Deployment of 10-Person Emergency Management Team to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Response and Recovery

BOSTON, MA: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto Rico has accepted an offer from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to mobilize a team of 69 law enforcement officers from across Massachusetts to assist with security duties in Puerto Rico. The request for assistance from Puerto Rico came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system that facilitates state-to-state disaster assistance. BOSTON, MA: — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto…
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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 2016, Climate Ready Boston released a comprehensive report about risks and protection strategies for a climate-impacted city…
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City Model Room Open for Group Tours

Boston, MA: - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the relaunch of the agency’s popular Model Room tours. The relaunch includes new tour dates, an updated public interface, a revised and simplified registration process, and a dedicated webpage on the BPDA’s website. Visitors to the BPDA Model Room will now be able to register for tours using Eventbrite. This new system will allow for multiple groups to visit during the same time depending on the size of their groups.…
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Atlantic Strong – After the Storm

If you encounter flood waters, remember – turn around, don’t drown. Don’t drive through a flooded area. Avoid debris, downed power lines, and flood water, which may be electrically charged and hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. Avoid downed power or utility lines as they may be live with deadly voltage. Stay away and report them immediately to your power or utility company. Emergency workers may be assisting people in flooded areas or cleaning up debris. You…
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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, food, warmth, clean air, and necessary medications, or medical equipment. Additionally, utilities and basic services…
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