Brookline Shares Tips For Emergency Preparedness Month – Patch.com
BROOKLINE, MA — The Brookline Office of Emergency Management has released a list of tips to help residents during Emergency Preparedness Month, which is in place through the end of September.
“Gov. Charlie Baker declared September Emergency Preparedness Month, and residents are urged to utilize resources from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to ensure they are ready,” said the town in a news release Monday.
The following is a list of recommendations to help residents protect themselves, their families, and their properties in case of an emergency.
Brookline residents are encouraged to AlertBrookline, a notification system that allows residents to receive emergency updates via text, email, or phone call. To enroll online, click here. To enroll on a mobile device, text alertbrookline to 99411.
To create an account, users will be asked to log in via Google, Facebook, or Twitter or create a separate account. On the next page, users will be asked to enter their name, address, phone number, mobile provider, email address, and which types of alerts they would like to receive.
More information about state and federal emergency notification systems can be found here.
Having an emergency kit can ensure you have necessary items at a moment’s notice. An emergency kit should contain the following:
An emergency kit checklist with more suggestions can be found here.
Residents with family or household members who may require special care should consider their needs before an emergency. This may include the following groups:
Caregivers for these individuals should consider additional items they might need, such as the following:
More information about preparing for emergencies can be found here.
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