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Today, we have access to more information, more quickly, than ever before. Sometimes it can be challenge to make sure what you are hearing is official.
Make sure you have the best available information to make good decisions for yourself, your family, your business and your community
- Learn how your community will alert you about emergencies.
- Subscribe to alert services for emergency information. MEMA offers e-mail alerts through the Maine.gov subscriber service.
- Know the difference between weather watches, advisories and warnings and what you should do for each. NOAA weather radios can keep you informed.
- Identify local evacuation routes, transportation providers, warming/cooling centers, and regional shelters.
- Learn about the emergency plans put in place by your local schools, businesses, health care providers, etc.
- Think about how you will make sure that the information you have is accurate.
- Think safety at all times: TURN AROUND when roads are flooded. Keep generators OUTSIDE. Be CAREFUL with candles and kerosene lamps. STAY AWAY from downed power lines.