North Shore Power Outage Updates (Massachusetts)


Uncategorized / Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

DATE: November 1, 2017

TIME: 12:00 PM

SUBJECT: Situational Awareness Statement: Storm Impacts and Ongoing Power Restoration

 

Situation:

Total MA power outages are currently 34,425 as of 12:00 PM. Significant outages are located primarily in the northeastern part of the state (Merrimack Valley and Essex County).

  • National Grid: 33,255
  • Eversource East: 1,170
  • Eversource West: 0
  • Unitil: 0

 

National Grid:

  • All community liaisons remain active
  • Storm rooms open in Brockton, North Andover, Worcester, and Hopedale
  • Tree damage is the leading cause of outages
  • ETRs

o   Working to restore power to at least 90 percent of (peak outage) customers by mid-day Wednesday

o   In the remaining 10% of service territory that requires specialty equipment, or where there are single, scattered outages, power is anticipated to be restored by Thursday night.

  • Deployed resources

o   398 internal crews (overhead lines, wires down, substation, damage assessment)

o   208 external forestry crews

o   122 additional contractor crews

o   Anticipate an incremental 84 contractor crews arriving throughout the day Wednesday

o   Anticipate another incremental 40 contractor crews arriving Thursday

o   Anticipate an incremental 61 crews arriving throughout the day Wednesday

o   Bulk of crews to be sent to the Merrimack Valley and Essex County

o   Crews continue to work around the clock

  • The top five towns with customer outages for National Grid are:

 

Town Name Total # of Customers Without Power in Town Total # of Customers Served in Town Percent of Customers Without Power in Town
HAVERHILL 4452 28377 16%
ANDOVER 4291 14140 30%
LOWELL 3541 43292 8%
METHUEN 3170 20433 16%
NORTH ANDOVER 2921 12581 23%

 

 

Eversource:

  • The call center has resumed normal operation and call volume is back to normal
  • Community Liaisons working out of Plymouth, Yarmouth and Southborough

MEMA Operations

The State EOC remains at Level 2 (Partial Activation). The following agencies and organizations are present in the SEOC:

  • MEMA
  • Department of Public Utilities
  • National Grid

 

Stay Informed  For additional information and updated forecasts, see www.weather.gov/boston (National Weather Service Taunton) and www.weather.gov/albany (National Weather Service Albany)

 

Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.

Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html

Online Resources:

For additional information and resources, visit: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov National Weather Service/Taunton at www.weather.gov/boston National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/ Northeast River Forecast Center: http://www.weather.gov/nerfc/

Mass211 at www.mass211.org

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