Power Outages Update

Uncategorized / Tuesday, March 6th, 2018


DATE: March 5th, 2018
RE: March 2-3 Coastal Storm Update: SEOC Returning to Normal Operations Overnight

As of 8 PM yesterday evening, the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will return to Level 1 (Steady State). MEMA’s on-call duty officer and 24/7 dispatch center will continue to monitor the situation and respond to any requests for assistance from communities.

The MEMA Region I and II EOCs deactivated at 6 PM this evening.

Communities wishing to share information or request assistance should contact MEMA’s 24/7 dispatch center at 508-820-2000.

Tomorrow at 8:00 AM, the SEOC will activate to Level 2 (Partial Activation). Representatives from the following agencies and organizations will be present in the SEOC:

  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
  • American Red Cross
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Office of Public Safety and Inspections

MEMA’s Regional Offices will be operating tomorrow on normal business hours.


Power outage numbers continue to decline. As of 7:47 PM, there are a total of 34,400 power outages statewide. Below is the breakdown by utility:

  • National Grid: 19723
  • Eversource West: 1
  • Eversource East: 14676
  • Unitil: 0

Eversource ETRs:

Due to the significant amount of damage observed, Eversource has pushed back their global ETR to 11:59 PM on Tuesday. A community-by-community list of ETRs can be found here.

Updated ETRs will continue to be communicated to customers.

National Grid Global ETRs:

  • South Shore and Southeast: 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 6th

National Grid has provided the following update on how customers in their service area can check or report a power outage:

  • Log into the report/check outage page on National Grid’s website.
  • Go to the National Grid app and click on “report outage.” (National Grid’s free mobile app is available from the iTunes and Google Play stores.)
  • Call 1-800-465-1212.

ETRs are subject to change. Utilize the outage maps on utility websites to get the most up-to-date information on outages and ETRs:


  • As of 7:45 PM a total of 3 shelters and 2 warming centers are open.
    • The number of clients in warming centers is fluid.
    • The approximate total number of clients in shelters is 7.
  • The American Red Cross (ARC) continues to offer support to communities for feeding, sheltering equipment and staffing needs, monitor long-term housing/sheltering needs for survivors, and prepare bulk distribution and recovery planning.
  • The Salvation Army (SA) is working primarily with the ARC on feeding operations at open shelters.

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