HEMA continues to monitor the extreme heat and the impacts to the residents of our town. We ask that you limit outdoor activities during extreme heat and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Please take the time to check on your neighbors, especially those who are elderly or may be more vulnerable to the heat. If you or someone you know is having a heat related emergency please dial 911. HEMA is prepared to open a cooling center should the need arise. The cooling center, if opened, will be located at the Hanover Senior Center, 665 Center Street.
Notification that a cooling center has been opened will be posted on the Town of Hanover website and Town of Hanover social media platforms.
Preparedness and Safety Information
- Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes.
- Check with your local authorities or call 2-1-1 to find locations of cooling centers or shelters near you.
- Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat-related illnesses. Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.
- Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, those who may need additional assistance, and those who may not have air conditioning.
- For more heat safety tips, visit:
For additional information and resources, visit:
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Facebook
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Twitter
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Statewide Power Outage Viewer
- MEMA’s live weather radar and forecast tools
- Federal Emergency Management Agenc
- National Weather Service/Norton
- National Weather Service/Albany, NY
- National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center
- National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center