Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
Tuesday, February 12
As the rain falls on Marlborough, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was used …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Residents should take note of the precautions MEMA advises they take in this stretch of cold weather.
Wednesday, January 23
Editor's Note: The following is from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.” Continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA. Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and emergency messages from MEMA. Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileappp.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app, as part of its notifications to the public.
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), headquartered in Framingham, began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app as part of its notifications to the public. Created by a firm in Nashua, NH, Ping4alerts! is a free mobile communications app, that can alert individuals about public safety and public health emergencies. Hurricane Sandy will give the app its first big test. MEMA contracted with the New Hampshire company to provide the service to the public. The service is 100 percent anonymous. Mobile numbers and email addresses are not required and the company does not retain information on its users, said CEO and President James Bender. Through geofencing technology, Ping4alerts! enables MEMA…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
With temperatures forecast for the high 90s Wednesday and Thursday, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers some suggestions for keeping cool.
The first excessive heat of the summer is expected to arrive tomorrow, when temperatures across Massachusetts could approach 100 degrees. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 96 tomorrow and Thursday, before temperatures cool on Friday to 88. A hazardous weather outlook, issued early Tuesday by the National Weather Service, states that a "high probability" exists of hot, humid conditions Wednesday and Thursday across the state. "Maximum heat indices should reach around 100 degrees both days, especially across the lower Connecticut River Valley, interior Eastern Massachusetts as well as the urban areas of Boston and Providence," the National Weather Service wrote. "Heat advisories may be needed in portions of the region." In …