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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
08/04/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Tornado warning for parts of Worcester and Middlesex counties until 2:45 PM.

Take shelter in basement or lowest floor inside of building away from windows and exterior walls.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
08/04/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[Tuesday Morning #Isaias Briefing]

Key Points:
* Strong winds: 40-60 mph gusts this afternoon/evening for portions of SNE.
* 1-3" 🌧 mainly western CT/ western MA, [especially the Berkshires] today.
* A few 🌪, especially the CT Valley this afternoon/evening
* Minor coastal flooding South Coastal MA/RI.
* Dangerous rip currents for south-facing beaches.

Full Briefing available here:
bit.ly/3i3BJ8H

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
08/03/2020

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

Here are the Key Messages regarding Tropical Storm Isaias, issued by NHC at 5 p.m. EDT Sunday - www.hurricanes.gov

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/30/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[540 PM] Heads up Boston & Northeast MA! A possibly severe thunderstorm capable of damaging winds and large hail is headed your way. Seek shelter if you hear thunder.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/23/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[Thursday Afternoon} The main threats for this afternoon are damaging straight-line winds up to 60 miles per hour and hail. Keep an eye to the sky this afternoon #MAwx #CTwx #RIwx

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/19/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[Heat Advisory] Dangerous heat and humidity today and Monday with max heat indices 100+ away from the south coast. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity, stay hydrated and spend time in air-conditioned places if possible.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/14/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[130 PM] Heads up Eastern MA and RI! Thunderstorms are moving into your area now and some of them could become strong to locally severe. Main hazards are damaging straight-line winds, small hail and torrential rainfall leading to localized urban poor drainage flooding. Be sure to stay weather aware this afternoon!

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/10/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[5 AM TS Fay Update] The main update this morning was to take down the Flash Flood Watch for eastern/central MA and Rhode Island. The heavier rain in our area will be western MA/CT, and the best chance of flooding issues may remain west of southern New England.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/09/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

US National Weather Service Boston MA
07/08/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[6 AM Update] Here's our latest thinking on the potential for a few strong to severe t-storms with highest risk in western & northern MA later today. Timing is generally between 4 and 10 PM. ⛈️

US National Weather Service Boston MA
06/30/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[4 PM] Scattered showers and thunderstorms will impact portions of mainly western/central MA, CT and parts of RI into mid evening. Main concern are pockets of torrential rainfall and localized street flooding.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
06/07/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

We are seeing an increased uptick in thunderstorm activity in Central MA right now, including this new severe-warned cell, mainly for damaging winds and small hail. Please stay weather aware for the next couple of hours!

06/03/2020
Groton Police Department

Groton Police Department

We at the Groton Police Department denounce the actions of the police officers involved in the arrest and murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Our Groton Police Officers have thoroughly embraced the principles of Community Policing, and remain committed to professional conduct, democratic policing, and procedural justice for all people. This has been, and will always be our commitment our community.

Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
05/29/2020

Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association

The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, representing Police Chiefs in all 351 cities and towns and most college campuses, denounces the egregious actions taken by four members of the Minneapolis Police Department, whether by action or inaction, that resulted in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Our Massachusetts Police Officers have thoroughly embraced the six pillars of the principles embodied in the final report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and remain committed to professional conduct, democratic policing and procedural justice for all people.

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
05/22/2020

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, located in College Park, Md., has just issued its outlook for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Multiple climate factors indicate it is likely to be a busy Atlantic hurricane season. Remember, the outlook is for overall seasonal activity. It is NOT a landfall forecast. As with every hurricane season, the need to be prepared is critically important this year. - https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/busy-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted-for-2020

The NOAA outlook for both the eastern Pacific Ocean - https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Epac_hurr/ - and the Central Pacific Ocean - https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/near-or-below-normal-2020-hurricane-season-predicted-for-central-pacific calls for a near or below normal 2020 hurricane season.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
05/19/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration released Reopening Massachusetts, the Reopening Advisory Board’s report, which details a four-phased strategy to responsibly reopen businesses and activities while continuing to fight COVID-19.

The Administration also released a new “Safer At Home” Advisory, which instructs residents to stay at home unless engaging with newly opened activities, as a way to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19. Starting today, based on current public health data and trends, Massachusetts will begin Phase 1 of a cautious reopening, and workplaces that are permitted to open are required to follow new safety protocols and guidance.

Learn more about the reopening process: www.mass.gov/reopening

US National Weather Service Boston MA
05/15/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

⚠️ A Tornado Watch has been issued for western & central Massachusetts until 10pm. Straight-line wind continues to be the biggest threat for today, but, we can't rule out a brief tornado #MAwx ⚠️

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
05/15/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting that strong to severe thunderstorms will impact the state this afternoon into the evening. There will be two rounds of severe weather associated with this event.

->The first round will consist of isolated thunderstorms statewide between 3-7PM. Some of these storms may be severe, with heavy rain, 50-60 MPH wind gusts, and quarter-size hail possible.
->Beginning at 7PM, an organized line of thunderstorms will then move across the state from west to east. These storms are expected to bring 50-60 MPH wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain, as well as a low risk (2-5%) of an isolated tornado. Northern and western Massachusetts are most likely to see significant impacts as a result of this event. Most, if not all, thunderstorm activity will dissipate after 10 PM, although scattered showers may persist past midnight, especially in southeastern Massachusetts.

NWS forecast offices will issue updated watches and warnings later today as the severe weather event continues to develop.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
05/14/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[Severe Weather Potential Fri] Potential for severe t-storms Fri afternoon/evening especially across interior MA & CT between 3 and 10 pm. Main concern will be damaging straight line wind gusts, but hail and even the low risk for a tornado exists. Street flooding possible too.

Get out the blankets.
05/12/2020

Get out the blankets.

1:15 Pm Tue: A cold night is ahead!

Freeze Warnings have been issued for northern Connecticut, western and central Massachusetts, and northwest Rhode Island where temperatures are expected to fall below 32 degrees tonight.

Frost Advisories have been issued for much of eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island (away from Narragansett Bay), where areas of frost are expected tonight.

Bottom line - if you have plants outside that are sensitive to frost or freezing temperatures, take action to protect them tonight or being them inside if possible!

05/11/2020
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply across all sectors and industries once reopening begins.

Phased approach: https://bit.ly/3bnmMKP
Workplace standards: https://bit.ly/2AdSjly

Press Release: https://bit.ly/3fEE89p

05/09/2020
Groton Police Department

Groton Police Department

We would like to take a moment to honor William "Bill" Finlay, who passed away on May 3, 2020 from COVID-19.

Bill grew up in Groton and began his career in law enforcement later on in life as an auxiliary police officer for the Groton Police Department. He brought local knowledge and compassion and was a great addition to the police department. Bill will be missed by all of those who knew him.

Our thoughts are with Bill and his family. You will be missed.

https://www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com/obituary/WilliamBill-Finlay

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
05/01/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Baker-Polito Administration Orders Use of Mask or Face Covering in Public, Announces Increased Community Health Center COVID-19 Testing Capacity

The Baker-Polito Administration today issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot socially distance from others. The Administration also announced expanded community health center COVID-19 testing capacity at centers throughout the Commonwealth.

Mask and Face Covering Order: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order goes into effect on May 6th and supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use.

This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores. Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.

A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf or bandana. Health care masks should not be used and should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC.

Full Details: https://bit.ly/3bTsR2I

US National Weather Service Boston MA
04/17/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

Winter Storm Warning now in effect for the east slopes of the Berkshires and Worcester County, for 4-8 inches of snow overnight. Winter Weather Advisories expanded in Providence, Bristol (MA), and Plymouth Counties for 2-4" of snow. Mainly rain along the south coast.

US National Weather Service Boston MA
04/16/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[4/16/2020] Who put their snow shovel away? Well, dig it back out! Here is a preliminary look at how much snow we are expecting Friday night into Saturday morning. As much as 4 to 5 inches in the Berkshires and Worcester hills #MAwx #RIwx #CTwx

The state's Monday virus update.
04/14/2020

The state's Monday virus update.

COVID-19 Update April 14, 2020

Today Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant Major General Gary W. Keefe to tour the ongoing work to establish a new Field Medical Station at Joint Base Cape Cod in Buzzards Bay.

The administration also announced expanded COVID-19 response efforts reporting data to include statewide hospital capacity and PPE distribution.

Field Medical Stations like this one are a crucial part of our work to ensure MA has the hospital capacity we need ahead of an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Read More: https://bit.ly/2K2gqp2

US National Weather Service Boston MA
04/12/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[Monday Wind Gust Forecast] Along with heavy downpours and thunderstorms, Monday will bring the possibility for widespread damaging winds which could lead to downed trees and power lines. #mawx #ctwx #riwx

US National Weather Service Boston MA
04/11/2020
US National Weather Service Boston MA

US National Weather Service Boston MA

Looking for science and math activities for students at home? Here are a couple of suggestions:

1. Be a volunteer observer at & report rain/snow to NWS. Join at http://cocorahs.org. More information can be found at:https://weather.gov/media/box/officePrograms/CoCoRaHS/CoCoRaHS_March_2.pdf

2. Check out these NWS educational resources: https://weather.gov/learning

The state virus update
04/11/2020

The state virus update

COVID-19 Update April 11, 2020

New #COVID19MA actions:

➡️ Advising people to wear face coverings or masks in situations where social distancing isn't possible: http://mass.gov/coveryourface

➡️ Expanding priority testing to grocery workers

➡️ Activated 3,000 more Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First personnel

Details: https://bit.ly/3b10Ohu

➡️ New Spanish-language form for unemployment assistance, part of our commitment to ensure COVID-19 resources and services are available to all communities.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Vk8tAS

Stay informed about all Massachusetts state government COVID-19 updates at: http://mass.gov/covid19, call 2-1-1 for questions and text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts.
#COVID19MA

Friday virus update from the state.
04/10/2020

Friday virus update from the state.

COVID-19 Update April 10, 2020

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration provided an update on the Commonwealth’s hospital capacity and efforts to add more beds to the system to meet the expected surge in COVID-19 cases. The Administration also announced that the Department of Public Health will issue a Public Health Advisory that people should wear a mask or cover their faces in public when they cannot safely socially distance.
DETAILS: https://bit.ly/3aYbsp6

Message From Governor Baker:
We're heading into a crucial period where we expect a significant uptick in cases. We have been preparing for this and continue to monitor this constantly-changing situation.
Residents MUST continue to stay at home + practice social distancing. MORE: http://mass.gov/stayhome

Many of us usually spend this weekend celebrating faith and family. This year this weekend will be tough. Now is the time to remember that we must confront these challenges with love for one another and faith that what we do today will make tomorrow better.

Stay informed about all Massachusetts state government COVID-19 updates at: http://mass.gov/covid19, call 2-1-1 for questions and text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts.
#COVID19MA

Wednesday's status from MEMA. https://www.plymouth-ma.gov/sites/plymouthma/files/alerts/covid-19_command_center_sitrep_0...
04/09/2020

Wednesday's status from MEMA.

https://www.plymouth-ma.gov/sites/plymouthma/files/alerts/covid-19_command_center_sitrep_04.08.20.pdf

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
04/07/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
04/07/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Baker-Polito Administration, CVS Announce Expansion Of Rapid COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing In Massachusetts

The Baker-Polito Administration and CVS Health today announced the launch of a new rapid testing site in Lowell, which will enable on-the-spot COVID-19 testing and results at no cost. The new CVS site in Lowell will use the new Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test. With the launch of this site, Massachusetts is the third state where CVS has launched rapid testing sites, joining Georgia and Rhode Island.

CVS Health will be transitioning its efforts to support COVID-19 testing in Mass. to the Lowell location, which allows for up to 1,000 patients to be tested per day and receive results on-site so they can properly quarantine or seek treatment as appropriate. As a result, the company will be halting COVID-19 testing at the original Shrewsbury pilot testing site.

More information: bit.ly/3aSltnF

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