Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's a quick list of some important phone numbers to have handy in Danvers during Hurricane Sandy. Print the list now - while you have power - and make sure your cell phone is charged so you are ready if the power goes out.
In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in Danvers will go directly to the Danvers Emergency Center at the Danvers Police Department. A call from a cell phone will go to State Police headquarters in Framingham, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers. For non-emergency, storm-related needs, call 211. To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call Danvers Electric at 978-774-0005. For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems: Danvers Fire Department: 978-774-2425 Danvers Police Department: 978-774-1212 For outages for other utilities: National Grid gas: 1-800-233-5325 Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278) Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-…
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app, as part of its notifications to the public.
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app as part of its notifications to the public. Created by a firm in Nashua, N.H., Ping4alerts! is a free mobile communications app, that can alert individuals about public safety and public health emergencies. Hurricane Sandy will give the app its first big test. MEMA contracted with the New Hampshire company to provide the service to the public. The service is 100 percent anonymous. Mobile numbers or email addresses are not required and the company does not retain information on its users, said CEO and President James Bender. Through geofencing technology, Ping4alerts! enables MEMA to send highly targeted, …
Public schools in Danvers will be closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy.
The Danvers School Department announced Sunday afternoon that all public schools will be closed on Monday due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The message was sent via the Connect-CTY phone and e-mail system at about 1:30 p.m. North Shore Community College, including its Danvers campus, also announced on Sunday afternoon that it will be closed on Monday. On the North Shore, Lynn, Peabody and Rockport were the only other district that had announced that public schools will be closed on Monday, as of 2 p.m.