National Weather Service – National Hurricane Center
The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. –

Institute for Business & Home Safety
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is a nonprofit association that engages in communication, education, engineering and research. The organization’s mission is to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other property losses by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices. – – The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
FLASH, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation. –

Federal Emergency Management Agency
On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA’s continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. –

Part of FEMA, this is the official website of the National Flood Insurance Program. –
Is my house in a flood zone? This site answers this simple question, and a lot more! With a database covering over 100 million US residential addresses, is a great source of valuable information: Search for your address to instantly see your home’s current flood risk level. –

The National Flood Insurance Program

Hints to keep your home dry from bad weather

Federal Agencies:

Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness at Home: Filter Out the Damage

CDC Guide to Extreme Heat

Disaster Prep & Self Storage – What You Need to Know

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors & the Disabled

National Earthquake Center

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Emergency Management Association

National Flood Insurance Program: FloodSmart

National Organizations:

Home Safety Information

ibhs severe weather

State Agencies:

DMV Emergency Driving Tips

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Massachusetts Department of Health

Massachusetts Law Lead Paint

Keeping the family & pets safe:

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family and Your Belongings Safe

Humane Society – Protect Your Pets

Ready for Anything: First Aid for Pets

Special Forms:

RMV Automobile Crash Report Form

Home Inventory Checklist (PDF)

Wood Stove Questionaire Form (PDF)

Student Driver Bumper Magnets

Auto Accident Claims Form (PDF)


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