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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

In the event of an emergency, The Council on Aging will be the designated emergency shelter.

We encourage residents to report power outages directly to Eversource by calling 1-800-592-2000.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Paul Ciaburri 508-728-2528

                                                                                                  

The Council on Aging building at 67 Dexter Lane will be designated as a
temporary emergency shelter when needed.

Information will be available by calling dispatch at 781-934-1111.

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Emergency Shelter

During certain local or regional emergencies, a need to temporarily shelter residents may occur.  Public Safety Officials,
including the Rochester Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Management Agency and the Board of Health
have prepared a local sheltering plan to help address these needs, should they arise.  Activation of shelter operation
will be determined by the Public Safety Officials.  The plan is designed to be flexible and modular to accommodate the
needs of residents based on the situation at hand.  Shelter operations will be managed by Rochester Public Safety
Officials.  Assistance may be provided from other local, regional, state and Federal resources as needed.

                                                       

Be Prepared.

Residents should bring the following items with them to the shelter:

  • Medications
    Clothes
    Chargers for electronic devices
    Pillow
    Critical phone numbers
    Toiletries
    Blankets
    Personal cell phone

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol
    Firearms
    Smoking/vaping materials
    Matches/lighters (oxygen may be in use and is highly flammable!)
    Recreational medication
    Valuables
    Pets

Important Information

  • Food will be available, based on what is on hand. If you have specific dietary needs, plan accordingly.  Due to
    health concerns and limited space, pets are not accepted by the shelter.  
    Medications are not provided
    by the shelter.  
    Parents/guardians are responsible for keeping track of and controlling the actions of their children
    at all times. Children must be attended to by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • There are many jobs that do not require any special skills or training. Please let us know if
    you would like to lend a hand!

Resources

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies

https://www.ready.gov/shelter

https://www.aarp.org/Emergency/Preparedness

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/emergency/preparedness.htm

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-preparedness-and-emergency

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/11/07/mods-personal

 

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