The Amherst (SALT) Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) is pleased to announce the establishment of an Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Town of Amherst. The Amherst SALT Council created this important publication after learning of the hardships faced by so many Hampshire and Franklin County citizens after the severe ice storms last winter. So many residents, many of them seniors, we’re unprepared when they lost utilities and needed to evacuate their residences and seek shelter elsewhere.
This Emergency Preparedness Guide was designed to assist residents, during times of emergencies and disasters, by providing important contact information including the personnel and resources that the Town of Amherst utilizes to manage these crisis situations. In addition, the Guide will contain vital information including the emergency broadcasting radio and television stations that will be providing continuous information to residents on the status of the emergency or disaster. It will address steps to take when you have to evacuate from your residence or if you have to shelter at your residence during an emergency or disaster. Most importantly, this publication lists supplies that are recommended for sheltering at a residence or necessary when you evacuate your residence, with limited notice.
The Emergency Preparedness Guide is available at the Amherst Seniors Center, the Amherst Police Department, and can be downloaded here. There is no cost for the Emergency Preparedness Guide. For more information on the Amherst SALT Council, contact Officer Jamie Reardon at 413-259-3000.