Preparing Your Home for an Emergency


The Massachusetts Health & Human Services Department has a wealth of resources and information for families as part of its Know Plan Prepare campaign.

American Red Cross Information

The Red Cross has materials on disaster preparedness for all members of our population; how to keep safe during specific types of disaster, prepare your home and family, and an activity book for children to aid in learning important safety information.

Important Information for Homeowners about Hurricanes

Developed by Mass. Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FDA Booklet: Home Use Devices:
How to Prepare for Handle Power Outages for Medical Devices that Require Electricity

This FDA booklet serves as a tool for use by patients using devices that require electricity in the development of a plan to ensure that they know what to do during a power outage.