Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management

Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management The mission of the Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a community we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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09/10/2021

Photos from Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management's post

A REMINDER:  Tomorrow Saturday  September 11 the State Mobile Vax Unit will be at the Council on Aging and Senior Center...
09/10/2021

A REMINDER:
Tomorrow Saturday September 11 the State Mobile Vax Unit will be at the Council on Aging and Senior Center offering the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 years of age and older. In addition, COVID testing will be offered in another section of the building and both events will run from 9am to 12 noon.

A REMINDER:
Tomorrow Saturday September 11 the State Mobile Vax Unit will be at the Council on Aging and Senior Center offering the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 years of age and older. In addition, COVID testing will be offered in another section of the building and both events will run from 9am to 12 noon.

ADDITIONAL VACCINE OPPORTUNITIES.
09/09/2021

ADDITIONAL VACCINE OPPORTUNITIES.

ADDITIONAL VACCINE OPPORTUNITIES.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AT WORK!
09/09/2021

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AT WORK!

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and car...
09/09/2021

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out su***de attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On that day 2,977 people lost their lives, among those who perished over 400 of them were first responders.
This Saturday September 11, the Acushnet Fire Department will be hosting a 20th anniversary remembrance event at the 9/11 Memorial beginning at 6pm, all are welcome. MAY WE NEVER FORGET.

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out su***de attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On that day 2,977 people lost their lives, among those who perished over 400 of them were first responders.
This Saturday September 11, the Acushnet Fire Department will be hosting a 20th anniversary remembrance event at the 9/11 Memorial beginning at 6pm, all are welcome. MAY WE NEVER FORGET.

Cold front moving across the Northeast is likely to bring precipitation to most of the region in the next 72 hours.
09/09/2021

Cold front moving across the Northeast is likely to bring precipitation to most of the region in the next 72 hours.

Cold front moving across the Northeast is likely to bring precipitation to most of the region in the next 72 hours.

Massachusetts offers in-home vaccinations for anyone who can't travel to a vaccination location. To learn more and sign ...
09/09/2021

Massachusetts offers in-home vaccinations for anyone who can't travel to a vaccination location. To learn more and sign up for an in-home vaccination, call (833) 983-0485. #TrustTheFacts #GetTheVax

Massachusetts offers in-home vaccinations for anyone who can't travel to a vaccination location. To learn more and sign up for an in-home vaccination, call (833) 983-0485. #TrustTheFacts #GetTheVax

Carbon monoxide (CO) is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lantern...
09/08/2021

Carbon monoxide (CO) is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO is produced by your portable generator. It can be deadly.

Keep your generator at least 20 feet away from any door, window, or vent, and use a battery-powered CO detector.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO is produced by your portable generator. It can be deadly.

Keep your generator at least 20 feet away from any door, window, or vent, and use a battery-powered CO detector.

On This Date in Weather History:September 8, 1869: The September Gale of 1869
09/08/2021

On This Date in Weather History:

September 8, 1869: The September Gale of 1869

On This Date in Weather History:

September 8, 1869: The September Gale of 1869

A concern we have is later in the week and into the weekend when large swells from Hurricane Larry arrive into the MA an...
09/08/2021

A concern we have is later in the week and into the weekend when large swells from Hurricane Larry arrive into the MA and RI waters Thursday, peak Friday and then linger into Saturday. These large swells will result in very rough surf and dangerous rip currents, especially at southeast facing ocean beaches for the entire coastline of MA and RI. Now that most beaches are unguarded, these conditions become even more dangerous. In addition, we discourage people from viewing the large surf on rocks and jetties, which can be very dangerous with large breaking waves.

A concern we have is later in the week and into the weekend when large swells from Hurricane Larry arrive into the MA and RI waters Thursday, peak Friday and then linger into Saturday. These large swells will result in very rough surf and dangerous rip currents, especially at southeast facing ocean beaches for the entire coastline of MA and RI. Now that most beaches are unguarded, these conditions become even more dangerous. In addition, we discourage people from viewing the large surf on rocks and jetties, which can be very dangerous with large breaking waves.

UPCOMMING LOCAL VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES:SEPT. 8, 2021 Plumb's Corner 565 Roundsville Rd. (Plumbs                      ...
09/06/2021

UPCOMMING LOCAL VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES:
SEPT. 8, 2021 Plumb's Corner 565 Roundsville Rd. (Plumbs
Corner) Rochester 2pm - 7pm.
SEPT 11, 2021 Council on Aging & Senior Center 591/2 South Main
St. Acushnet 9am-12pm

UPCOMMING LOCAL VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES:
SEPT. 8, 2021 Plumb's Corner 565 Roundsville Rd. (Plumbs
Corner) Rochester 2pm - 7pm.
SEPT 11, 2021 Council on Aging & Senior Center 591/2 South Main
St. Acushnet 9am-12pm

Hurricane dangers remain ever after the skies turn blue. Watch out for downed power lines and damaged buildings. Avoid f...
09/05/2021

Hurricane dangers remain ever after the skies turn blue. Watch out for downed power lines and damaged buildings. Avoid floodwaters as they can hide a variety of dangers, and never drive through them, as it doesn’t take much to sweep your car away. Be careful when cleaning up after a hurricane. Cleanup slowly, taking lots of breaks to avoid straining your body. Be very careful with chainsaws and other power tools. Make sure to stay safe in the heat by staying hydrated, taking breaks in the shade or AC

Hurricane dangers remain ever after the skies turn blue. Watch out for downed power lines and damaged buildings. Avoid floodwaters as they can hide a variety of dangers, and never drive through them, as it doesn’t take much to sweep your car away. Be careful when cleaning up after a hurricane. Cleanup slowly, taking lots of breaks to avoid straining your body. Be very careful with chainsaws and other power tools. Make sure to stay safe in the heat by staying hydrated, taking breaks in the shade or AC

Here is the most recent track for Hurricane Larry, if it remains on this track it appear that we will miss the brunt of ...
09/05/2021

Here is the most recent track for Hurricane Larry, if it remains on this track it appear that we will miss the brunt of this storm.

09/04/2021
Eighty-four (84) people were tested at today's clinic!
09/04/2021

Eighty-four (84) people were tested at today's clinic!

Eighty-four (84) people were tested at today's clinic!

Testing today between 9am to noon inside the COA,  please enter by the rear parking lot entrance.
09/04/2021

Testing today between 9am to noon inside the COA, please enter by the rear parking lot entrance.

Testing today between 9am to noon inside the COA, please enter by the rear parking lot entrance.

...LARRY INTENSIFIES INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.At 5:00 pm AST, th...
09/03/2021

...LARRY INTENSIFIES INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

At 5:00 pm AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 42.0 West. Larry is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the weekend. A turn to the northwest is forecast by early next week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Larry is forecast to become a major hurricane this weekend.

Swells generated by Larry are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles on Sunday. Significant swells will likely reach Bermuda and the eastern United States coastline after Labor Day. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.

...LARRY INTENSIFIES INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

At 5:00 pm AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 42.0 West. Larry is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the weekend. A turn to the northwest is forecast by early next week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Larry is forecast to become a major hurricane this weekend.

Swells generated by Larry are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles on Sunday. Significant swells will likely reach Bermuda and the eastern United States coastline after Labor Day. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.

Photos from Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management's post
09/03/2021

Photos from Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management's post

...LARRY SLOWLY STRENGTHENING......RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF FROM LARRY'S SWELLS INCREASES FOR THE LESSER ANTIL...
09/03/2021

...LARRY SLOWLY STRENGTHENING...
...RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF FROM LARRY'S SWELLS INCREASES FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES ON SUNDAY...

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

At 5 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located over the tropical Atlantic Ocean about 970 miles (1560 km) west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and about 1530 (2460 km) east of the Leeward Islands. Larry is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph (31 km/h) and this motion is expected during the next few days. A turn to the northwest is forecast to take place by early next week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches). Additional strengthening is forecast to occur during the next few days, and Larry could become a major hurricane by tonight.

Swells generated by Larry are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles on Sunday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.

The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 11 a.m. AST - www.hurricanes.gov

A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FLEET is an 18 foot dual axle trailer. This trailer will store our shelter equipment such as our r...
09/03/2021

A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FLEET is an 18 foot dual axle trailer. This trailer will store our shelter equipment such as our regular cots, special needs cots and pet shelter supplies. We would like to thank the Acushnet Board of Selectmen for approving the funds for this trailer. The contents of the trailer were acquired with grant funds received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

09/03/2021
Late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning many of you had received a WEA message over your phone. Unfortunately, ...
09/03/2021

Late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning many of you had received a WEA message over your phone. Unfortunately, some did not receive these alerts, it's important that you enable your phone to receive these important messages, they can save your life and the life of your loved ones. Below is a link that can help you to enable your mobile device to receive these important messages.
https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/weatest_opt-in_instructions.pdf

Late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning many of you had received a WEA message over your phone. Unfortunately, some did not receive these alerts, it's important that you enable your phone to receive these important messages, they can save your life and the life of your loved ones. Below is a link that can help you to enable your mobile device to receive these important messages.
https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/weatest_opt-in_instructions.pdf

REMINDER:Testing tomorrow INSIDE the Council on Aging building, please enter by the back door.
09/03/2021

REMINDER:
Testing tomorrow INSIDE the Council on Aging building, please enter by the back door.

REMINDER:
Testing tomorrow INSIDE the Council on Aging building, please enter by the back door.

09/03/2021

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
532 PM EDT THU SEP 2 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 9/2/2021 TORNADO EVENT...

.DENNIS, MA TORNADO...

START LOCATION...DENNIS IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY (CAPE COD), MA
END LOCATION...DENNIS IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY (CAPE COD), MA
DATE...SEP 2 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...130 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...15 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.7413 N / -70.2135 W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.7427 N / -70.2134 W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
A WEAK TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN DENNIS, MA ON CAPE COD EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING AROUND 1:30 AM EDT AND LASTED FOR LESS THAN ONE
MINUTE.

DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF EAST BAY VIEW ROAD AND
WAMPANOAG TRAIL. ONE HOME SUSTAINED DAMAGE WHERE A WINDOW OF A SUN
PORCH WAS BLOWN IN AND OTHERS ON AN ADJACENT SIDE WERE BLOWN OUT.
OUTSIDE PATIO FURNITURE WAS LOFTED ACROSS THE STREET. ANOTHER HOUSE
ACROSS THE STREET HAD SHINGLES BLOWN OFF THE ROOF IN THE OPPOSITE
DIRECTION FROM OTHER DAMAGE THAT WAS OBSERVED. THREE LARGE OAK TREES
IN THE AREA WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN.

ONE RESIDENT RECEIVED THE TORNADO WARNING PRIOR TO 1 AM AND WAS ABLE
TO SEEK SHELTER IN THEIR BASEMENT.

.YARMOUTH, MA WIND DAMAGE...

LOCATION...YARMOUTH IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY (CAPE COD), MA
DATE...SEP 2 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...130 AM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
DAMAGE IN YARMOUTH WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, WITH
MAXIMUM GUSTS ESTIMATED AROUND 80 MPH. THE DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED
IN A SMALL AREA ALONG OLD HYANNIS ROAD, SOUTH OF CORPORATION ROAD.
NUMEROUS PINE AND OAK TREES WERE SNAPPED AND SOME WERE UPROOTED,
GENERALLY ALL TO THE NORTH OR NORTHEAST.

.DARTMOUTH, MA WIND DAMAGE...

LOCATION...DARTMOUTH IN BRISTOL COUNTY, MA
DATE...SEP 2 2021
ESTIMATED TIME...430 AM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND

...LARRY LIKELY TO BECOME A LARGE AND POWERFUL HURRICANE...There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.At 5 p.m. ...
09/03/2021

...LARRY LIKELY TO BECOME A LARGE AND POWERFUL HURRICANE...

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

At 5 p.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean about 765 miles (1235 km) west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Larry is moving
toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A gradual turn towards the west-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next few days. A turn to the northwest is then expected by early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches). Significant to possibly rapid intensification is forecast during the next couple of days, and Larry is expected to become a major hurricane tomorrow night.

THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD WARNING FOR MUCH OF EASTERNMASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHEAST RHODE ISLAND WILL EXPIRE AT 630 ...
09/02/2021

THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD WARNING FOR MUCH OF EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHEAST RHODE ISLAND WILL EXPIRE AT 630 PM...

Small streams continue to recede and flooding has eased in most
urban areas. Flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat.
However, please continue to heed remaining road closures.

THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD WARNING FOR MUCH OF EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHEAST RHODE ISLAND WILL EXPIRE AT 630 PM...

Small streams continue to recede and flooding has eased in most
urban areas. Flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat.
However, please continue to heed remaining road closures.

The Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is looking for pictures of  damage from last night's storm (trees down, floo...
09/02/2021

The Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is looking for pictures of damage from last night's storm (trees down, flooding etc.). These pictures will be shared with the National Weather Service's SKYWARN program. The pictures will help the Weather Service determine the extent of damage and intensity of last night's weather event. The pictures can be from Acushnet or surrounding communities, please also add the location. Credit will be given to the photographer. Thank you all in advance.

The Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is looking for pictures of damage from last night's storm (trees down, flooding etc.). These pictures will be shared with the National Weather Service's SKYWARN program. The pictures will help the Weather Service determine the extent of damage and intensity of last night's weather event. The pictures can be from Acushnet or surrounding communities, please also add the location. Credit will be given to the photographer. Thank you all in advance.

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The MA Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps is looking for MA residents over 18yo to take a quick 10 min survey on the COVID-19 vaccines. The survey is anonymous and will be used to prepare communications materials to educate the community on COVID-19 vaccines. Thank you for your time! Here is the link to the survey: https://redcap.link/MAvaccinesurvey
just want to say thankyou to ems employees and volunteers for running another well organized covid testing today we appreciate your efforts.
A Message From the Emergency Pet Shelter Coordinator As more and more Senior Housing is accepting small dogs and with the Hurricane Season on us. Most senior living places run strictly on electric. If you have a dog and think you would have to go to a Emergency Temporary Shelter. Please, now is the time with all this COV19 virus to call your vet and get your dog a Kennel Cough Vaccine. This way you can get your appointment lined up. They will take your dog in and bring it back out to your car. Kennel Cough is a highly contagious virus in dogs. It only takes one sneeze or cough for it to be airborne and, it could be a disaster in a shelter causing all dogs to be quarantined. I have enclosed a link to educate on this virus. We want to have a safe shelter if we eve need to have to open one and a happy one. Many Boarding kennels and vets that board already require the vaccine. https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/respiratory/c_dg_canine_tracheobronchitis https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kennel-cough-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ https://vaccinateyourpets.com/kennel-cough/
Today marks 80 years since the 1938 Hurricane. Enjoy the old footage!
We are watching a number of disturbances out in the Atlantic it's important to be prepared.
I love our agency and team. We may seem quiet and not around but, when the chips start to fall. They all come down. This would include a special dedicated team player. Heather Sylvia director of the Council Of Aging and her crew. They all chip in and do.
If for any reason you have to go to a shelter and you have a infant or toodler. Make sure you bring their Pack N Play portable crib.