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

Are You Ready?

Preparing ourselves and our families can be fun and rewarding. Getting the whole family engaged in preparedness is a great way to enhance Nantucket's community resilience. Ready.gov is the  preferred resource for being informed on preparedness.

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