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Emergency Info

In the event of a true medical emergency, call 911.

Stay alert!

Cell and internet coverage are likely to fail in a major storm or natural disaster.

Pay attention to emergency situations in advance, while your smartphone and computers work. 

√Checklist

Live links in BLUE

  1. For an ongoing serious medical situation, follow your storm plan with your medical providers and advise emergency first responders.   

  2. Tune in on your portable radio to Martha's Vineyard radio stations (click to listen):
    WMVY 88.7 FM    
    WVVY 96.3 FM    

    WCAI 90.1 FM

  3. Check online and social media for critical storm info postings by public officials - including evacuation mandates.  

  4. Watch national and regional weather updates
    www.weather.govwww.nhc.noaa.gov

  5. Track local alerts from Edgartown and Dukes County.
    (See Pre-Storm Planning)

  6. Follow Massachusetts government alerts here: 
    https://www.mass.gov/alerts
    Twitter: @MassEMA
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA

  7. Look for email alerts from Woods Hole/Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority
    (See Pre-Storm Planning)

  8. Monitor Chappy Ferry status updates:
    www.chappyferry.com

  9. Learn about storm tide pathways and find out whether your home is located in a projected flood area
    Select "Edgartown" at https://stormtides.org/

  10. Prepare to shelter in place.
    https://seagrant.whoi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MA-Homeowners-Handbook-2020-1.pdf
    www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-tips-for-sheltering-in-place
    www.mass.gov/info-details/hurricane-safety-tips
    www.ready.gov/
    www.fema.gov/

  11. Report downed wires: call EverSource at 

  12. Report trees blocking roads: call 911

IMPORTANT:     No Emergency Shelter on Chappy is operational yet.

Edgartown officials and Chappy CERT are working toward setting up two emergency shelter areas on Chappaquiddick to serve a limited number of people,— one at the firehouse and the other at the Community Center, both on Chappaquiddick Road. Neither is equipped or approved yet. In the interim, consult Edgartown and Dukes County offices directly for information on emergency shelters available elsewhere. An Advance evacuation plan for your family should be in place in the event that evacuation becomes necessary. Continue to monitor the government alerts above. 

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Chappy CERT and ChappyCERT.org are sponsored by Chappaquiddick Island Association, Edgartown, MA, 02539. 

Your dues help support our work.  https://chappaquiddickislandassociation.org/  

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