:Notices and Events:
Welcome to our website, it is full of useful information that may help you and your family during an emergency or disaster. You can add your email address (subscribe) to our ALERTS notification link (on the right sidebar of this page) to be notified by email of major warnings and alerts as they happen from our site. Also, Scituate is a CodeRED alert community, you can receive real time emergency alerts by Telephone, Cell Phone, Text and Email by clicking on the links in the left sidebar of this page and registering – ITS FREE. Scituate Emergency Management Agency.
Hurricane season begins in June, now is the time to prepare. Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe. Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property. Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors. Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet. Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels. Click on the “Ready Scituate” link for important and useful information.