Emergency Preparedness


The Nantucket Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 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.

The OEM 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.

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 when needed: