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Public Health and Safety

Danvers seeks to ensure our community is safe, healthy, and prepared for extreme weather events and other climate impacts.

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Alerts

Flooding and intense storms are an issue in Danvers, both of which are projected to increase due to climate change, and have led to property and infrastructure damage and power outages. The blizzard of 2013 left nearly 400,000 Massachusetts residents without power and these storms are among the most expensive and disruptive weather events in Massachusetts (Danvers MVP Summary of Findings Report, 2020).

One tool that can help keep ourselves and our families safe is the Danvers emergency alert system. Did you know residents can receive emergency notifications through Blackboard Connect? Receiving alerts about local hazards makes a big difference in our ability to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors during an emergency. If you aren't signed up to receive notifications from the Town, sign up today! 

Sign Up for Alerts 

Community Health


Impacts from our changing climate, like more hot days, can have negative outcomes for our community's physical and mental well-being, especially for more vulnerable groups like kids and seniors. It's important to make sure everyone in Danvers has access to the resources they need to stay healthy in the years ahead. The Town is working to improve access to health resources and address inequity through supporting youth and young families. DanversCARES is a Town program whose mission is to increase health and wellness among children and youth. 

Learn more at DanversCARES 

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Be Part of the Solution

Stay Informed and Get Prepared

Follow these steps to stay informed, safe, and prepared.

Subscribe to Emergency Alerts through Blackboard Connect
Know the Signs of Heat Illness
Prepare for Heat Emergencies in Advance
Make an Emergency Preparedness Kit For Your Home
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