Red Cross Opens Shelter on Martha’s Vineyard

February 8, 2013

The Red Cross is operating a shelter now open on Martha’s Vineyard at the Tisbury Elementary.

The address is 40 W William Street, Vineyard Haven.

This brings the total number of shelters with Red Cross volunteers up to four: Nauset, Sandwich and Yarmouth opened earlier today.

Please note there is a public-facing app for shelters you can see on your desktop at http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/#, or you can download the shelter app on iTunes or GooglePlay.


Eastern Massachusetts Supporting Three Shelters

February 8, 2013

BARNSTABLE, MA – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013. Based on the most recent storm forecast, the REPC announces the following Cape Cod regional shelters will be opened on Friday afternoon, February 8, 2013, at 3 p.m.

Sandwich High School Shelter: 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich
Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School Regional Shelter: 210 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth

Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Nauset Regional High School Shelter: 100 Cable Road, Eastham

Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes


Disaster Alert: Fire and evacuation in Massachusetts

July 18, 2012

Disaster Alert

Massachusetts– Small fire displaced 28 families in Hyannis, MA.

The Cape Cod and Islands Chapter opened a shelter and provided fixed and mobile feeding.


Disaster Alert: Snowstorm in Pennsylvania/ Massachusetts/ New York/ New Jersey/ Rhode Island/ Connecticut

December 27, 2010

Disaster Alert

A winter storm brought snow, high winds and coastal flooding throughout several portions of the states that stranded
travelers and left thousands of residents within the affected areas without power on Sunday. Governors declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts and New Jersey.

All chapters within the impacted areas conducted call downs of volunteers and CEO’s were apprised.

The ARC of Northeastern New York Chapter staffed the state EOC to provide assistance as needed.

The ARC of Massachusetts Bay Chapter and placed shelters staffed the state EOC on stand-by for affected-area residents.

Disaster Action Team members from the ARC of Northern New Jersey Chapter collaborated with emergency management to open two shelters and provided Mass Care for scores of stranded travelers.

The Rhode Island Chapter deployed Disaster Action Team, staffed EOC, opened a shelter and placed other shelters on stand-by for affected-area residents. Disaster Action Team members from the Connecticut Chapter supported a shelter for residents affected by the storm


Disaster Alert: Hazardous Materials in Massachusetts

December 10, 2010

Disaster Alert

Massachusetts – In Essex County, a gas leak and fire threatened hundreds of homes and prompted the evacuation of residents within the affected area

The American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay Chapter deployed Disaster Action Team, opened a shelter, provided Mass Care and collaborated with other organizations to provide assistance for the evacuees.


Video: Hurricane Earl from Chatham, MA

September 4, 2010

Fast Facts: Spring Floods 2010

April 7, 2010

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Massachusetts floods:

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Rhode Island floods:


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