MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT
DATE: March 5th, 2018
TIME: 8 PM
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
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.