Massachusetts Alerts: A free public safety alerting app
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) offers a great app for your smartphone or tablet. According to the MEMA website, the Massachusetts Alerts app allows you to “Receive emergency alerts and information based on your location, proximity to an event or incident, and the preferences you select. Users receive real-time information, including:
- Severe weather about to affect your area
- Amber alerts for missing children
- Critical information during disasters such as evacuation or shelter-in-place information and
emergency shelter locations
- Other information to keep you safe during emergencies
To download the app, visit the MEMA website or head to the app store on your Android or iOS device.