[10/30/21 – 11:08 AM ] MEMA Situational Report

Filed in Alerts, General by on October 30, 2021

The following information was taken from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Situational Report received at 11:08 AM this morning.

Situation

Recovery activities continue in the areas of the state impacted by the recent Nor’easter, in particular southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands. Significant progress continues to be made regarding electric power restoration.

Additionally, MEMA Region East staff will be reaching out this morning to check in with communities that still have substantial power outages to discuss any further support or resources needed.

This report will serve as MEMA’s final SAS for this event.

Power Outages

As of 10:47 AM, there are a total of 52,543 customer power outages. The number of outages has decreased by 67,440 since the last SAS was issued at 4PM of Friday

Emergency Support Function Updates

Department of Public Utilities

Restoration Headlines:

  • Eversource have established Town level ETRs, with a global ETR of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday;
    • Eversource Town Level ETRs;
    • Eversource power outage map;
    • Eversource top 5 towns with customer outages: Plymouth Wareham, Marshfield and Duxbury;
    • Two towns, Chilmark and Duxbury, have been the most difficult areas for Eversource crews. Those ETRs have been moved to 6pm tonight (Saturday). Eversource have been in contact with both communities and they understand the issues encountered. Eversource have also provided multiple Community Task Force teams to these areas to address priorities.
  • National Grid have established Town level ETRs, with a Global ETR of 11:45 pm on Saturday;
  • Restoration efforts continue to be complex and labor intensive, requiring hundreds of poles to be installed and the removal of limbs and large whole trees; and
  • Field crews moving to harder hit areas, as appropriate.

EDC plans and preparations updates:

Eversource:

National Grid:

Stay Informed

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

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 

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency www.mass.gov/mema  MEMA’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA MEMA Twitter @MassEMA 

Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov 

National Weather Service Boston/ Norton, MA  www.weather.gov/boston  National Weather Service/Albany, NY www.weather.gov/albany 

National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center  www.spc.noaa.gov Northeast River Forecast Center www.weather.gov/nerfc/ 

National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov

Mass211 www.mass211.org

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