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Tips to protect your property from hurricanes

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Tips to protect your property from hurricanes
News from wwlp.com:

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (MEMA) – Throughout this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urges homeowners and boat owners to protect their property from strong winds, damaging rains, and flooding that hurricanes or tropical storms can bring to New England.

“There are several steps which we can all take to help make our homes and property more storm resistant,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety.”

Here are some examples of how to protect your property:

  • Learn the particular hurricane risks for your area. Find out if your home is subject to storm surge or inland flooding by contacting your local Emergency Management Director.
  • It important to “Know Your Zone “. As part of the Commonwealth’s hurricane preparedness campaign, MEMA, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and local public safety officials, Hurricane Evacuation Zone maps which are located on the MEMA website at

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