Welcome to Storm Surge!

Storm Surge was formed in the spring of 2013 by a group of concerned citizens in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts in response to the devastation that had occurred on Plum Island the winter before.

Newsletter – First Edition

Click here to read our first Quarterly Newsletter and learn what we have recently accomplished, our Fall Speaker Series and how our leadership has grown and changed.

Newburyport Resiliency Plan

The City of Newburyport published the “Newburyport Climate Resiliency Plan” on the City’s website and can be read by clicking  here or on the report’s title page below.  The Plan was authored by the City’s Resiliency Committee with significant input from former Storm Surge Chair, Mike Morris.  The report includes sections from earlier work by the City on Municipal Vulnerability Planning, the 2017 Newburyport Master Plan, Green Communities initiatives, and input from city officials and outside consultants.  The report contains a summary on climate change, sea level rise, storm intensity and frequency predictions, the effect and vulnerabilities of current city infrastructure assets, and recommendations for necessary strategies to minimize its risk exposure.  Storm Surge will be supporting the City’s efforts to communicate the Plan with its Speaker Series and other projects.

Missed A Recent Program?

To learn about other Storm Surge programs, check out our Event Archive.

Storms, Flooding, Evacuation – Be Prepared

Storm Surge created a “Be Prepared” Information Sheet to help us get ready for emergency events. The one-page Sheet provides phone numbers for local emergency and medical contacts, a list of supplies important for you to have on hand, and ways to plan for emergency evacuation, including what to bring with you. There is a Sheet for Newburyport and another for the North Shore, applicable to both residents and business owners.

To view and print “Be Prepared” For Newburyport click here

To view and print  “Be Prepared” for the North Shore click here