MEMA Hosts 2016 Hurricane Preparedness Conference

HurricaneHYANNIS – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will host the 2016 Massachusetts Hurricane Preparedness Conference in Norwood.

The free day-long conference takes place today and brings together over 350 attendees from all disciplines and levels of emergency preparedness and response.

This year’s conference will focus on identifying and mitigating infrastructure vulnerabilities to hurricanes.

“It’s an opportunity to have a better idea of what sort of steps everyone will be taking and it’s a reminder every year and a primer to get ready for the season,” said MEMA spokesman Peter Judge.

The conference provides an opportunity for participants to share ideas and best practices, gain knowledge and insight about existing vulnerabilities and network with other emergency management professionals.

The conference also serves as the Commonwealth’s hurricane preparedness kick-off event.

“We have a laundry list of really good topics, most of which were presented by the local folks who are going to attend and basically said these are the things we want to hear about, these things which will help us better prepare our communities for this year’s event,” said Judge.


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