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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates emergency management, emergency preparedness and homeland security programming for the City of Boston.

Winter Weather (443)
 

Winter Hazards


Educate yourself on the dangers that Winter can bring, along with our year-round resource guides from the Office of Emergency Management.


  • Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

    Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

    Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines, and hypothermia.

    Learn More About Winter Storms & Extreme Cold »

  • Shelter Finder

    Shelter Finder

    The READYBoston Shelter Finder will assist Bostonians in identifying, mapping, and providing directions by foot, car, or public transportation to their nearest Neighborhood Emergency Center. Find out the closest Neighborhood Emergency Center to your home.

    Shelter Finder »

  • Blackout (75)

    Blackouts

    Preserving food, medication, communication devices, and vehicle fuel are the main concerns when there is a blackout.

    Learn more »

  • Fire

    Fire

    Fire spreads quickly. In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening, leaving very little time to gather your family and escape.

    Learn More About Fires »

Ready Seal

Emergency Resources

Preparedness Tools

  • Family Preparedness Planner

    Family Preparedness Planner (Flash required)


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Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming Emergency Management events.

    View Calendar »

News & Press Releases »


Videos & Multimedia »


  • Blizzard Update 1-28-15
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosts a press conference in City Hall to provide an update on the blizzard and City of Boston storm operations. Watch Video »
  • Urban Shield: Boston Press Conference
    Mayor Walsh joins public safety officials to discuss the kick off of Urban Shield: Boston, a 24-hour regional training exercise that simulates large-scale public safety incidents in the Metro-Boston area.Watch Video »

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