Police Department/Emergency Management and Preparedness

General Information

The Police Department provides year round Public safety and security, emergency coordination and investigative services. Please visit the Truro Police website www.truropolice.org for more information.

Truro Emergency Management Resources

Resident and visitor information:

  • Click here for resident information.
  • Click here for visitor information.

Storm and Shelter Information:  

  • Click here for live power outages map.
  • Click here for weather information.
  • Click here for Truro/Provincetown Regional Emergency Shelter.
  • Reporting a power outage: We strongly urge people to stay away from all downed wires and report them to NStar. The NStar number to call is 1-800-592-2000. If you call once every eight hours it will help to prioritize the repair schedule. If everyone on your road is without power, everyone should call.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Information

  • Click here for radiation emergency fact sheet.

Family Evacuation

The amount of time you have to leave will depend on the hazard. If the event is a weather condition, such as a hurricane, you might have a day or two to get ready. However, many disasters allow no time for people to gather even the most basic necessities, which is why planning ahead is essential. Click here for more information.

Flood Insurance

Buying flood insurance not only provides you with peace of mind, it will also increase the speed of your recovery process.  To learn more about flood insurance, contact your insurance company, call 1-800-427-4661 or access the FloodSmart.gov website for more information.

FEMA’s Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction (Publication #499)

FEMA produced this series of 37 fact sheets to provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings.  The fact sheets present information aimed at improving the performance of buildings subject to flood and wind forces in coastal environments. Click here for more information.

FEMA’s Coastal Construction Manual (Publication #55CD, third Edition)

The 2011 CCM, 4th Ed. (FEMA P-55), is a 2-volume publication that provides a comprehensive approach to planning, siting, designing, constructing, & maintaining homes in the coastal environment. Volume I provides information about hazard identification, siting decisions, regulatory requirements, economic implications, & risk management.  The primary audience for Volume I is design professionals, officials, & those involved in the decision-making process.  Volume II contains in-depth descriptions of design, construction, & maintenance practices that, when followed, will increase the durability of residential buildings in the harsh coastal environment and reduce economic losses associated with coastal natural disasters.  The primary audience for Volume II is the design professional who is familiar with building codes & standards & has a basic understanding of engineering principles. Click here for more information.

Association of State Floodplain Manager’s No Adverse Impact (NAI)

"No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management" is a managing principle that is easy to communicate and, from legal and policy perspectives, tough to challenge.  In essence, No Adverse Impact floodplain management takes place when the actions of one property owner are not allowed to adversely affect the rights of other property owners.  The adverse effects or impacts can be measured in terms of increased flood peaks, increased flood stages, higher flood velocities, increased erosion and sedimentation, or other impacts the community considers important.  The No Adverse impact philosophy can shape the default management criteria: a community develops and adopts a comprehensive plan to manage development that identifies acceptable levels of impact, specifies appropriate measures to mitigate those adverse impacts, and establishes a plan for implementation.  No Adverse Impact criteria can be extended to entire watersheds as a means to promote the use of regional retention/detention or other storm water techniques to mitigate damage from increased runoff from urban areas. Click here for more information.