Mass. Activates Emergency Operations Center - NECN

Mass. Activates Emergency Operations Center



    (NECN) - With more than 85,000 people without power, Massachusetts Emergency Management officials have activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to help with the cleanup and restoration efforts after Thursday night's storm.

    The state has opened its Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), located at MEMA Headquarters in Framingham, as well as the MEMA Regional Emergency Operations Center in Tewksbury, Bridgewater and Agawam on a 24/7 basis, in response to the storm.

    For residents, MEMA spokesman Peter Judge is warning people to be careful as they venture out, watching for downed limbs and especially any potentially live wires.

    "We don't want you to become a statistic," Judge said.

    Judge says there have been no widespread evacuations, but the state is watching the mid-morning high tide closely, with the expectation that flooding levels will be similar to those experienced late Thursday night.