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Nantucket Alerts

CivicReady is a communication service that sends immediate alerts to Nantucket's residents who are subscribed to the system.

All users will have the ability to customize their notification preferences after signing up. Alerts can be sent via email, text, and/or phone call so you never miss important communication about an emergency event in the area. We will contact you through CivicReady in the event of an emergency or other routine events based on your subscription preferences.

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Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, The Atlantic basin includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical cyclone: A rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has a closed low-level circulation. Tropical cyclones rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. They are classified as follows:

  • Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less.
  • Tropical Storm: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph (34 to 63 knots).
  • Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher. In the western North Pacific, hurricanes are called typhoons; similar storms in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean are called cyclones.

Major Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 111 mph (96 knots) or higher, corresponding to a Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Hurricane Links:


Official Nantucket Info Sources


Other Helpful Sources


  1. Emergency Management

    Physical Address
    4 Fairgrounds Road
    Nantucket, MA 02554

    Phone: 508-228-1212
    Fax: 508-228-7246
    Emergency: 911

    William Pittman,
    Chief of Police - Emergency Management Director
    Email

    Brendan Coakley
    Emergency Management Coordinator
    Email

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Emergency Broadcast Sources

  • WNPD 105.5 FM - Nantucket Emergency Broadcast
  • WACK 97.7 FM - True Island Radio
  • NCTV18 - Nantucket Community Television
  • NOAA Weather Live Online
  • USCG Marine Broadcasts, VHF Channel 16 and 22a

Outdoor Warning Sirens