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Norton Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director
Deputy Director
Email Reports To'
Address:
70 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
Phone:
508-285-0240
Fax:
508-286-6249
CRITICAL INFO
During the Spring Thaw Season, please make sure that all roof drains and storm drains are clear of debris. Also insure that any sump pumps are in good working order and hoses are properly deployed
 
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NEMA Roster
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Position
Director
Deputy Director
Administration Officer
Field Ops Officer
Staff Ops Officer
Communications Officer
Training Officer
Quartermaster
Notices
During Emergencies the Town of Norton will broadcast information Via the Norton Media Center
on Channels 9, 15, and 98 Cable TV as well as WARL Attleboro 1320 AM  Radio on the hour

                                                                                 mission statement
To further the education of the citizens of Norton in the ability to avert or combat the effects of a disaster either natural or manmade. To coordinate the resources of those State, Federal and Volunteer agencies that respond to our need when local resources are overwhelmed. To insure that the citizens affected by  disaster are cared for, receive the financial assistance and emotional support to insure a full recovery.
                                                                                                                            





The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Hurricanes, go to www.mass.gov/mema.  Also, follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.
STORM SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
Take a few simple steps to prepare for a sudden emergency
Take advantage of advance registration, if you or someone you know needs help or
transportation during an evacuation. Emergency Registration Forms and the File of Life are available at the Norton Fire Department by calling
 (508) 285-0248
Listen to local radio/TV for storm reports: Television-Channel 10 WJAR NBC. Web site www.turntolO.com Radio: WPRO FM 92.3 (www.92profm.com) or WPRO 99.7 FM (www.630wpro.com).
During Emergencies the Town of Norton will broadcast information Via the Norton Media Center
on Channels 9, 15, and 98 Cable TV as well as WARL Attleboro 1320 AM  Radio on the hour
Families and friends are encouraged to bring elderly family members into their homes 24 hours before the sto
          rm is expected to hit our area.If you are advised to leave your home, follow official instructions given by local emergency response personnel. Make sure to bring important papers and medications with you. Cell phones may be the only link to outside help. Check to be sure they are charged and save for emergency use only. Keep with you at all times.
To call Fire/Police, be sure to remain calm and give important information if you are using a cell phone (911 cannot identify your location when using a cell phone).
Gas up your car and put it in the garage if you have one. If electric power is off, filling stations may not be able to operate pumps for several days.
Advance registration with Emergency Medical Services is highly recommended if you have life saving medical equipment that would become incapacitated due to loss of power. The necessary forms are available at the Council on Aging and town hall lobby.
If you must evacuate, do not leave your animals behind. Evacuate them to a prearranged safe location if they cannot stay with you during the evacuation. Remember service animals that assist people with disabilities are the only animals allowed in Red Cross shelters.
A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT SHOULD CONTAIN:
A THREE-DAY SUPPLY OF WATER (ONE GALLON PER PERSON PER DAY)
\NON-PERISHABLE FOOD SUCH AS PEANUT BUTTER, TUNA FISH, BREAD. REMEMBER A MANUAL CAN OPENER
ONE CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR PER PERSON. ONE PILLOW & BLANKET OR SLEEPING BAG PER PERSON. (STORE THEM IS AN EASY-TO-CARRY BAG, MAKE SURE YOUR BAG AND ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT SUCH AS WHEELCHAIRS, CANES OR WALKERS ARE LABELED WITH ID TAGS).
A THREE DAY SUPPLY OF ALL PRESCRIPTION AND OTC MEDICATIONS AND SPECIALTY ITEMS FOR THE ELDERLY OR DISABLED FAMILY MEMBERS
A BATTERY-POWERED RADIO AND FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES (CANDLES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED)

AN EXTRA SET OF CAR KEYS    A CREDIT CARD OR CASH

The National Storm Prediction Center has announced that the 2010
Hurricane Season will be slightly less active than the past few seasons
This is NO reason to be complacent.

NEMA is asking all residents to PLEASE review your emergency supplies
of food and water as well as medicine and other items that may be need if you must evacuate.
For those homes that are prone to flooding, we suggest keeping a stock of plastic grocery bags
on hand as NEMA no longer has stockpiles of sandbags due to budget constraints
These bags in conjunction with the sand in your childs sandbox will go a long
way in protecting your basement or garage door against floodwaters

If a Hurricane Watch is announced by the National Weather Service
it is important for everyone to pay attention to Weather reports
especially once the storm gets north of North Carolina.
Please check our web site for more information
If you have specific questions please send an email to raycord@aol.com





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