The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has been operating since 1972. Federal, state, and local agencies maintain emergency response programs in place for managing resources and protecting the public in the unlikely event of radiation release or an emergency incident involving the plant's nuclear reactor. Provided within the OEM links posted, is information regarding emergency preparedness operations, testing of safety and notification equipment, and planning guides for organizations and residents in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone.
Boston 1030 AM / 98.5 FM Marshfield 95.9 FM Plymouth 1390 AM / 99.1 FM
Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.~ To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app (called Ping4Alerts!) onto your smartphone, visit: MEMA Massachusetts Alerts
Call 5-1-1 (mobile/cell only)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has forecast a near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Although one might take comfort in such a forecast, history has demonstrated that frequency of storms is not the most important factor, as it only takes one hurricane or tropical storm to severely impact our area.
MEMA encourages everyone to 1) Know Your Zone; 2) Know Your Risk; 3) Be Prepared; and 4) Stay Informed.
Know Your Evacuation Zone
Massachusetts recently established hurricane evacuation zones for coastal communities based upon the extent of storm surge flooding (inundation) an area might experience during a hurricane or tropical storm. If a hurricane or tropical storm is forecast to impact Massachusetts, local and state officials may ask individuals living or working in hurricane evacuation zones – Zone A, Zone B and/or Zone C – to evacuate for their safety. To find out if you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone, use the interactive Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder at http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/hurricane-evacuation-zones.html.
Know Your Risk
Understand the hazards that are associated with hurricanes, and what risks they bring. Hurricanes and tropical storms can bring Storm Surge and Storm Tide to coastal areas, and high winds and heavy rainfall anywhere in the Commonwealth. These hazards can cause property damage, widespread loss of power, and catastrophic flooding both inland and along the coast.
There are important steps everyone should take to prepare themselves and their family for the next hurricane or tropical storm. Being prepared reduces the risk of property damage, injury or death.
Stay informed throughout Hurricane Season: know how to receive warnings and alerts, and critical information before and during a storm.
- Emergency Alert System (EAS)
- Plymouth County Sheriff's Department's "CodeRED".
- Wireless Emergency Alerts
- Massachusetts Alerts
- All Hazards (NOAA) Weather Radio
- U.S. Coast Guard Marine Broadcast
- Traditional media
- Government Social Media
- A message on Teletypewriters (TTY)