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Emergency Preparedness
How Prepared Are You? Develop a Disaster Survival Plan
To prepare for the unknown, each home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit easily accessible. The kit should include essential items to help you and your family survive whether you stay at home or seek other shelter during a disaster. 

Make sure to develop a disaster-survival plan for your pets.

Power Outages

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) provides safety tips when experiencing a possible power outage. MEMA also provides information on inland flooding and how to prepare yourself in the event of a flood.

Local Emergency Prepardness Committee (LEPC)
The goal of the Local Emergency Prepardness Committee (LEPC) is to develop and implement comprehensive response plans that are effective and efficient in addressing human and/or natural threats to the public health and safety of the Provincetown community. Read the complete mission and goals of the LEPC.

Join your Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC)
If you would like to join the group or contribute your ideas, please contact the Emergency Management Director/Police Chief (508) 487-1212, or contact Deputy Emergency Manager, Brian Carlson at (508) 487-7000 ext. 537.

Community Rating System (CRS)
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It provides lower insurance premiums under the National Flood Insurance Program. The premium reduction is in the form of a CRS Class, similar to the classifications used for fire insurance. A Class 1 provides a 45% premium reduction. A Class 10 provides no reduction. The CRS Class is based on the floodplain management activities a community implements. In many cases, these are activities already implemented by the community, the state, or a regional agency. The more activities implemented, the better the CRS class. 

The Town of Provinctown has obtained a Class 9 standing which affords the community a 5% reduction in flood insurance for the community.  Continued efforts are being made to increase the Town's standing with the CRS program to achieve higher insurance rate reductions now and into the future.

Storm Awareness

Hurricane Prepardness
Hurricanes are more prevalent during August, September, and October, with the month of September being the time when the largest number occur.



Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560