Emergency Management

Storm Ready

The Town of Nantucket was designated “storm ready” community by the National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency on October 29, 2013. Nantucket was the first Town on the Cape and Islands to be designated as a Storm Ready Community.

StormReady Logo

Ping 4

The Town of Nantucket has adopted Ping 4 as it’s alert system for emergency management. Download the free application for smart phone at ping4alerts!

Additional Documents

This designation was awarded upon successful completion of an application and review process undertaken by the Emergency Management Coordinator, Nantucket Police Department, Nantucket Fire Department, Nantucket Schools, Town Administration, and the Department of Public Works.

Nantucket is one of only 12 communities within the Commonwealth and the first town on the cape and islands to be designated as a Storm Ready community.

Emergency Information Broadcast Sources

  • WNPD 105.5 - WNPD
  • WACK 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

Additional Links

Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Lightning Safety

Hurricane Evacuation Zones