Town of Hudson issues weather event preparedness notice

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Hudson – The Hudson Emergency Management Agency is continuing to monitor the anticipated storm-track and possible local effects of Hurricane Irene. In coordination with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, town officials will receive regular updates on the storm's status and will open the emergency operations center if and when circumstances dictate.

Public notices will be made via the Town of Hudson website home page at www.townofhudson.org leading up to and throughout the storm. Residents may sign up to receive email notification of the announcements on the bottom right of the home page by clicking on the link entitled Email Subscriber and following the directions. Select the “News and Announcements” check box when signing up. Specific notices including Verizon emergency contact numbers and instructions for preparing a disaster supply kit are also posted on the site.

All emergency calls during the event should be directed to 911. If and when the Emergency Operations Center is opened non-emergency, storm-relate calls can be made to 1-978-562-5565.

If a shelter needs to be opened, it will be announced on the website and residents will receive notification via the reverse 911 telephone system. If a shelter is opened, it will be located at Farley School. Staffing at the shelter will be provided by the Hudson Reserve Medical Corps, Hudson Emergency Services Personnel and the Red Cross.

In the event of an evacuation of any kind, it will be announced on the website and residents will receive notification via the reverse 911 system.

Hudson residents with any storm-related non-emergency questions can send them to [email protected] and, if possible and time permitting, an answer will be made back.