Hurricane Sandy has left an enormous amount of devastation and brings in to sharp focus how we all need to be prepared in advance of a disaster.
Now is a great time for your family or business to visit www.ready.gov to prepare for a natural disaster, including upcoming winter weather.
In Massachusetts, you can also receive Ping4alerts!, a FREE smartphone application (app) that was developed by Ping 4 Inc. and is used by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to send emergency information based on your location. Currently the app is available for iPhone and Android platforms. To learn more, visit http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/ping4/get-emergency-information-on-your-smartphone.html.
And for advice on what to do if your property is damaged, visit http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/doi-lp/winter-weather-insurance.html. Remember to take photos and save receipts for any repairs or clean up you do!