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Alert Boston
What is ALERTBoston?
How do I sign up?
Will I still get emergency notifications if I don't sign up?
What if my phone number or email address changes?
Will my contact information be shared with others?
Evacuation and Shelter
What is the Evacuation and Sheltering Plan?
Who will order an evacuation?
Who will coordinate an evacuation?
What is the difference between a Neighborhood Emergency Center and a Mass Care Facility?
Do all evacuations necessitate leaving the city?
If I have to evacuate, can I bring my pet?
Boston is not a region that receives many hurricanes. Why does the city need to have an evacuation plan?
If the city is being evacuated, how and when will I be notified?
What steps are being taken to avoid gridlock experiences in the event of evacuations?
If I have questions about emergency preparedness, who can I contact for more information?

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