In full transparency, the following is a media release from Sen. Ed Markey, who was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. He is a Democrat. (stock photo) SOURCE publishes press release from elected leaders as a community service.
FRAMINGHAM – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) said he has secured in the end-of-year spending package $2.7 million for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to renovate and modernize its Emergency Operations Center facilities and equipment to ensure Massachusetts communities experiencing natural disasters, public health emergencies, and extreme weather events are better protected by MEMA and its response capabilities.
MEMA is headquartered in Framingham off Route 9 East.
“As Massachusetts families face the continued threat of snow storms, public health crises, and extreme weather events – which wreak havoc on communities along the coastline, high up in our hills, and all across the Commonwealth – we must be sure that MEMA has up-to-date technology and resources to respond to emergencies. This federal funding will help MEMA modernize its operations centers so emergency management authorities can respond to crises in the present and the future,” said Senator Markey.