MEMA prepared for 'multi-day event' with widespread power outages

By: Dalton Main


BOSTON - With more than 200,000 still without power across the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker’s office says the state is bracing for a “multi-day event.”

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency told the Governor’s office in a conference call the outages could last for a few days and help will be needed from Canada and the Great Lakes region. 

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MEMA officials spoke with National Grid and Eversource officials and were told not to expect any significant restoration progress Monday. The focus Monday afternoon was on downed power lines and a process of damage assessment according to MEMA. 

The Governor was expected to speak about the widespread outages around 3:30 p.m. Monday. 

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According to MEMA, the state’s Emergency Operations Center was activated Sunday night and was expected to be in use well into Monday night. 

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