Category: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Emergency Notifications

Massachusetts: Winter Storm Lorraine – February 12, 2024

Snow, ice and wind are expected to occur, beginning tomorrow early tomorrow morning, February 13, 2024, and continuing throughout the day. Snow may become heavy, at times, creating hazardous travel conditions. If you are a patient and believe this event will impact your ability to get to or from treatment, please contact your local dialysis provider.

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Massachusetts: Winter Weather – January 5, 2024

Winter storm warnings have been issued in Massachusetts, beginning Saturday, January 6, 2024. Snow is expected to begin Saturday evening and will likely continue Sunday, January 7, 2024. Travel could become difficult in the Boston and surrounding area Monday, January 8, 2024, should temperatures remain below freezing. To view road closures near you, please visit Mass 511 for more information. 

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Massachusetts: High Wind Gusts and Flooding – December 18, 2023

Rain and high winds are expected to occur in parts of Massachusetts, mainly along the coast today, December 18, 2023 continuing into tomorrow morning, December 19, 2023. Storm conditions may cause power outages and flooding in coastal areas.

**If you believe your access to care may become impacted by flooding, please contact your dialysis facility directly**

Flood Safety Tips and Resources:

  • National Weather Service: Website 
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Floods
  • American Red Cross: Resource 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flood Safety Tips: English|Spanish
  • How to Safely Pump Out Your Basement: Resource

Massachusetts: Tropical Cyclone Warning – October 7, 2023

Rain and high winds are expected to occur as a result of Post Tropical Cyclone Philippe, beginning tonight, Saturday, October 7, 2023, continuing into tomorrow morning. Storm conditions may cause power outages and flooding.

**If you believe your access to care may become impacted by flooding, please contact your dialysis facility directly**

Flood Safety Tips and Resources:

  • National Weather Service: Website 
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Floods
  • American Red Cross: Resource 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flood Safety Tips: English|Spanish
  • How to Safely Pump Out Your Basement: Resource

Massachusetts – Hurricane: September 15, 2023

Tropical storm conditions are possible across Massachusetts beginning Friday, September 15, 2023. There is a potential for life-threatening storm surge flooding in portions of Southern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and Nantucket, late Friday and Saturday, where a Storm Surge Watch is in effect.

**If you have not reviewed a plan to receive care, please contact your dialysis provider**

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources

Massachusetts – Air Quality Alert: June 7, 2023

Air quality alerts have been issued in Massachusetts on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Those with heart or lung conditions, older adults and children are being asked to take precautions to reduce exposure.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

Resources:

  • AirNow – Monitor air quality and steps to protect your health.
  • CDC – Understand how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke and air pollution.

 

Massachusetts – Winter Weather: March 13, 2023

Winter storm warnings have been issued in Massachusetts, beginning Monday, March 13, 2023. Several inches of snow can be expected inland, while the coastline will receive a mix of rain and sleet. Strong winds should also be expected beginning Monday, March 13, 2023 in the evening and continuing through Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Massachusetts – Winter Weather: February 27, 2023

Winter storm warnings have been issued in Massachusetts, beginning Monday, February 27, 2023. Snow is expected to begin around 8PM. Travel could be very difficult, especially during the morning commute on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

New England – Snow and Ice Threat: December 15, 2022

Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories have been issued for parts of New England through Saturday, December 17, 2022, with a system packing snow, rain, and wind expected to move into the region Thursday evening and linger throughout the day Friday. Heavy wet snow is expected in some areas with possible accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The combination of heavy wet snow and winds gusting to 40 mph may result in power outages.

Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • Snowstorm Health – Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website