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Other Emergency Management Resources

National Grid Assistance
In New England, National Grid customers should report electric-related incidents or concerns by contacting the company’s Customer Service Contact Center at (800) 322-3223. National Grid also provides real-time outage information 24 hours a day, including the option to report an outage, in the Outage Central section of the company web page at

Verizon Assistance
The telecommunications network, like your home, requires power to function properly. If commercial power goes out, backup batteries and generators in Verizon’s central switching offices or field facilities keep power flowing so customers’ phones ring even when the lights go out. Verizon contact numbers will help residents and your municipality deal with telecommunications related issues. Verizon’s toll free number 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) and website is

Emergency Management Links
Homeland Security “Be Ready”
Local Mass Bay Red Cross
American Red Cross
Salvation Army
Disaster Assistance.GOV
Disaster Relief (Worldwide)

Weather Related Links
National Weather Service (Taunton)
National Hurricane Center
National Climatic Data Center
NASA Space Flight Weather
NOAA Hurricane Hunters
NOAA Hurricane Tracking Chart
NESEC Emergency Consortium
ISO New England