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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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All Disasters
  • Remain Calm
  • Stay Informed: Listen to local emergency officials and/ or local news or radio for news on what's happening and await further instructions
  • Check for Injuries: In the case of a local disaster, if appropriate, give first aid and get help for those most severly injured

If an event occurs near your home
  • Check for damage using flashlights only.  Do not use combustible materials or turn on electrical switches. 
  • Check for fire and gas leaks.
  • In the case of a gas leak, evacuate all from the building.  If possible, open windows and turn off the gas valve.
  • Check on neighbors, especially the elderly, disabled, or infirmed.
  • Call family contact.  Do not use phones unless necessary.  This allows open lines for emergency workers to use.