Emergency Preparedness

The Nantucket Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) seeks to maximize survival of persons and preservation of property in the County and Town of Nantucket in the event of a natural or man-made disaster by effective planning and coordinated use of all personnel, equipment, available shelter, and any other resources during an actual emergency.

NEMA is also responsible for mitigation and financial recovery from such incidents and also for formulating and exercising emergency plans for natural disasters and hazardous materials accidents, which may occur at facilities and transportation routes within the county and town.

Emergency Information Broadcast Sources

  • WAzK 97.7 FM - Island Radio
  • WGBH 91.1 FM - Cape and Islands Public Radio
  • Channel 99 - Public Access Television
  • NOAA Weather Band Radio
  • USCG Marine Broadcasts, VHF Channel 16 and 22a

Are You Ready Guide

An in-depth guide to citizen preparedness. One of the many resources the Department of Security provides the citizens of this nation to help them be prepared against all types of hazards.

Emergency Dispensing Sites

The follow sites have been designated to dispense emergency supplies:

Important Notices & Life Safety Information

  • Beach Closures
  • Boat Ramp Closure
  • Business Closures
  • Coast Guard
  • Debris Removal
  • Evacuations
  • Notice to Mariners
  • Power Outages
  • Rip Current Conditions
  • Road Closures