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Disaster Planning
Disasters and major emergencies can take many forms. To find out more about common disasters and how to prepare for them, select a topic listed below:

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Hazardous Materials Accidents
Extreme Heat
Finding Hazards in the Home
House and Building Fires
Winter Storms
Terrorist attacks
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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) also recommends a few items to keep in case of a disaster trapping you in your home.

  • 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 items, such as, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloth, 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 or blanket, sheet and pillow
  • Change of clothing
  • Rainwear
  • Toolkit
  • Container for your disaster supply kit, should be waterproof

The following locations are designated as shelters in the Town of Framingham. These facilities have been certified as shelters by the American Red Cross:

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Brophy Elementary School 575 Pleasant St
Charlotte Dunning Elementary School 48 Frost St
Framingham State College 100 State St
Keefe Technical Vocational School 750 Winter St
Juniper Hill Elementary School 29 Upper Jocylyn Ave
Memorial Building 150 Concord St
Danforth Building Union Ave & Lexington St
National Guard Armory 522 Concord St
AT&T 825 Waverly St
Framingham High School 115 A St
Potter Road Elementary School 492 Potter Rd
Hemenway Elementary School 729 Water St
Walsh Middle School 301 Brook St
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School 169 Leland St

Then say, for more information on sheltering, please visit the American
Red Cross website at, or for the Massachusetts Bay Chapter