Snow emergency update and info

On February 8, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


From  Mayor Joe Curtatone

We are about to experience a serious weather event. As we continue to monitor the path and strength of the oncoming blizzard,  please take extra precautions in advance to prepare for potential power outages associated with predicted high winds and heavy, wet snow. Stock enough food and medication for your family members and pets for a 3 to 5  day period. Be sure you have batteries for flashlights, and place them  throughout your home. During power outages, use caution by limiting use  of candles and be sure to clear vents in your home of snow and ice.

Charge your cell phones, but keep their use to a minimum during power outages. During the storm, please remember to check on elderly or disabled family members and neighbors, and call 911 if you have an emergency. For non-emergency inquiries, please call 311. We will continue to monitor the storm, and will provide updates as necessary.
You can also check the city website, Facebook page, and Twitter feeds for updated alerts and information.

Thank you, and please be safe.


1 Response » to “Snow emergency update and info”

  1. j connelly says:

    All these home incidents in storm with CO2. Major issue that officials in this state stupidly allow these low height vents for heating, etc. in homes.

    Common sense dictates for an area that suffers from severe weather conditions like snow, flooding. That the flues/vents must be above the roof line.

    Another case of the politicians putting an industry goal ahead of a safety issue for the citizens. Time for Somerville’s statehouse delegation to lead the way and file legislation to remedy this and change the regulations. Meanwhile our Washington DC delegation needs to file legislation to take care of the existing homes with the dangerous low height installations.

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