Canton - Massachusetts
The Department of Environmental Protection is requiring non–essential outdoor water use to be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Oct. 1st...Pleasant Street Paving project on going road work will continue from July 23rd to August 15th...The temporary use drop off of white goods, burnable bulk and household rubbish overflow that cannot fit in new trash cart, can be dropped off at Hudson Road ( left off of Shawmut) on paved cul-de-sac.  Individual containers for each type of these items will be made available. Residents are asked to place these items inside appropriate containers. Leaving any item outside of containers is prohibited...

 
                                        EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

99 Revere St
Canton MA 02021

 

Chief Doody
Emergency Management Director

 

Frank LaBolita
Deputy Director

 

CANTON FAMILY EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDELINES
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SHELTER IN PLACE - HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS


HOT WEATHER ADVISORY


MASS 211 EMERGENCY WEBSITE


EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

Life Threatening Emergencies (Call in order) Fallen Trees. Limbs, etc. (Call in order)

1. 911 1. 781 821-5023 (Dept. of Public Works)
2. 781 828-1313 (Fire Dept.) 2. 781 821-5090 (Police Dept.)
3. 781 821-5090 (Police Dept.) 3. 781 575-6626 (Emergency Management)

Electrical Power Problems (Call in order) Utilities, Water, Gas & Phone

1-800-592-2000 (N-STAR) 781 821-5023 (Dept. of Public Works)
  1-508-588-3522 (Bay State Gas Company)
  1-800-446-8946 (Verizon Telephone Company)

General Inquiries or Information call:

781-575-6626 (Emergency Management)

KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE NEAREST FIRE ALARM BOX AND HOW TO USE IT.

(FIRE ALARM BOXES MAY BE USED FOR ANY EMERGENCY, NOT JUST FIRES)

DO NOT CALL POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO INQUIRE ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSINGS.

During hurricanes, blizzards, floods, natural or manmade disasters, trees, limbs and power lines are likely to come down. To help keep you as safe as possible, check the following and be prepared.

Working flashlight (extra batteries) Car gas tank full

Portable radio (extra batteries) Supply of canned foods

WBZ - 1300 on AM dial or Cable 8 First Aid supplies

For local news Fresh water in containers

Matches or lighters Ice in cooler to preserve refrigerated food in cooler

Charge any batteries you may need including Propane or charcoal for cooking

cellular phone Necessary Prescription Drugs

Fire Extinguisher

Battery Operated Smoke Detector

Do's

Stay calm. Be prepared to leave

Take in or tie down outside furniture. Listen to radio and TV.

Bring small loose items inside Use water sparingly until all services are restored.

Tape extra large windows.

 

If you are evacuating your home:

1. Turn off oil and gas burners and furnace.  2. Secure the house when leaving.

3. Turn off electrical power at main switch     4. Take keys.

 

Do Not's

Do not panic.

Do not use charcoal or propane for indoor cooking.

Do not touch ANY downed wires.

Do not approach problem areas unless requested

to assist.

Do not use telephone unless necessary.

Do not go outdoors unless necessary during

Emergencies.

Do not run generators indoors or near buildings.

Do not use flame or electrical items if gas odor is

detected.

One of the greatest hindrances in restoring services is people sight-seeing on foot or in vehicles in problem areas. Remember that under certain circumstances persons interfering with emergency services to a stricken area are subject to arrest.

Things to Consider

-Will family member need electricity for life

support?

-If trees are blocking your street, report it to

Department of Public Works.

-Report downed wires to N-Star

-Drive cautiously and only in emergency

-Report broken gas or water mains to the

respective companies. Leave house if gas is leaking

inside or nearby.

  -Make arrangements for salvaging frozen food if

power is estimated to be off over 24 hours.

Electrical Services

N-STAR is staffed for major outages. However, in emergencies they depend on other municipal utilities for additional help. Because of constantly changing situations during an emergency, it is impossible to predict accurately when service will be restored. Therefore, it is the homeowners' responsibility to safeguard against frozen food spoilage or other inconveniences as the result of power loss. When power is lost, turn off or disconnect all major appliances, pumps, etc. until power is restored. Power will be restored on a priority basis in the following order:

    1. Health Care Facilities
    2. Designated Shelters
    3. Sewer Pumping Stations
    4. Utilities and Town Facilities
    5. Individual Homes and Businesses

Police and Fire Departments

Call 911 only in emergencies involving fire, health or life threatening situations.

Emergency Management

Call Emergency Management 781-575-6626 for matters relating to shelters, evacuation, food, etc.

Department of Public Works

The clearing of fallen trees, limbs, snow, water, etc. which obstruct vehicular traffic is the Department of Public Work's top priority. Downed trees on town land will be removed by the town. Disposal of downed trees and other debris on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner and will not be picked up by the town. Remember that depositing private debris on town land and streets is subject to fines. The landfill is open for operation between April 1 and November 30 - Call 781-828-4369.

Schools

The decision whether or not schools will be in session will be made by 5:30 A.M. by the School Department. If classes are cancelled it is broadcast periodically by radio stations WBZ (1030 AM), WRKO-AM, WBMX-FM, WBUR, and WHDH and TV Channels WCVB, Channel 5, WNAC Channel 7, WBZ Channel 4 and WLVI Channel 56.

DO NOT CALL POLICE OR FIRE DEPTS., OR 911 TO INQUIRE ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSINGS.

GENERAL

-MAKE ONLY ESSENTIAL PHONE CALLS.

-DO NOT KEEP CALLING A DEPARTMENT IF

YOU HAVE REPORTED A SITUATION,

UNLESS THERE IS A LIFE OR DEATH

PROBLEM.

-RESTRICT WATER AND ELECTRICITY

USAGE TO ESSENTIALS. CAPACITIES ARE

LIMITED UNTIL ALL TOWN SERVICES ARE

FULLY RESTORED.

-PLEASE BE PATIENT AND REALIZE THAT

TIME ESTIMATES FOR RESTORING ANY

SERVICES ARE ONLY APPROXIMATE AND

BASED ON CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF

THE ESTIMATE. IN A DEVELOPING SITUA-

TION ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

 

OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED SHELTERS:

*Galvin Middle School (GMS) *Other shelters will be opened and locations

55 Pecunit Street announced as needed.

In the event you and/or your family need to utilize the above shelters, bring with you if possible:

-1 sleeping bag and 2 blankets per person

-1 pillow per person

-essential toilet articles, towels, toothpaste, etc.

To inquire if a shelter is operational or if you require transportation to a shelter, call Emergency Management at (781) 575-6626.

WEB SITE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY:

www.ready.gov – This is an excellent web site to gather additional information about emergencies.

DISASTER KIT CONTENTS:

  • Foods (canned goods and nonperishable foods) that do not need cooking
  • Utensils, such as, a manual can opener, disposable plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons, etc.
  • Drinking water in non-breakable containers (2 quarts per person/day)
  • Special dietary food if required
  • Identification, valuable papers, policies and photographs in a waterproof container
  • Personal hygiene item, such as, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloths, towels, sanitary items
  • First aid kit
  • Medications, prescription and over the counter, such as aspirin and antacid
  • Specific medical information
  • Personal aids, such as, eyeglasses, hearing aids, canes, etc.
  • Infant care items, such as, diapers and formula
  • Books, magazines, toys
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag and blanket, sheet and pillow
  • Change of clothing
  • Rainwear
  • Toolkit
  • Container for your disaster supply kit, should be waterproof

 

 

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