The Mass Emergency Management (MEMA) recently shared a press release amplifying Governor Baker Proclaims July 10-16 as “Hurricane Preparedness Week” | Mass.gov.
A partial transcription of the Proclamation is copied here and provides persuasive and practical advice for increasing your personal preparedness:
Whereas, Many destructive and deadly tropical storms and hurricanes have caused damage in the Commonwealth; and
Whereas, Both coastal and inland communities in Massachusetts are at risk of being impacted by powerful tropical cyclones; and
Whereas, During the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which occurs June 1 through November 30, historically most of the major storms that have impacted New England have occurred between August and October; and
Whereas, The high winds, storm surge and inland flooding associated with these storms threaten the lives and property of our citizens; and
Whereas, The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and more than 70 Emergency Support Function organizations continue to prepare for disasters such as hurricanes; and
Whereas, Government cannot address hurricane resilience alone – every community, organization, individual and family has a role to play in preparedness to safeguard lives, protect property, and mitigate impacts; and
Whereas, The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency recommends that residents and businesses take important steps to prepare for the next major storm, including learning whether you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone, developing an emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, staying informed, preparing homes and businesses; and
Whereas, All residents of the Commonwealth are urged to take steps to prepare for emergencies and use the preparedness resources at www.mass.gov/mema/hurricanes.
Now, Therefore, I, Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim July 10th to the 16th, 2022, to be,
Hurricane Preparedness Week
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.