Here are a few snapshots from last week’s cold and dreary April showers.
Receding now- 3 hours after high tide
Thinking of those dealing with no power, evacuation and such destructive, icy flooding.
January 5, 2018 vs Storm January 4, 2018
Rocks have clear icy layers and crunch pack, some pockets of drift
I’m following up on yesterday’s post, which was stopped midstream as we lost power. Scroll below for quick snaps and videos from my walk to Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, and side streets.
About 2PM January 4, 2017 (high tide was several hours earlier)
Good Harbor Beach on sand looking out to Salt Island (from Good Harbor Beach Inn side of beach) Yes, the waves were rolling over the wall up to the homes but infrequently at this time. I don’t know what it was like at high tide.
(more Good Harbor Beach and Long beach below the break)
EMERGENCY SHELTERS / ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE
Emergency shelters and flooding assistance provisions are being prepared for parties in critical need. If your home is being flooded or if you are in danger, CALL 911 FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE or callGloucester Police Department (Official) at (978) 283-1212. Do not wait for conditions to improve as this storm is expected to continue throughout the night. Please note the following social services in the City will be open this weekend during the storm and frigid cold.
• Thursday: Action Inc. will be open all day and night (978) 282-1000)
• Friday: Grace Center of Gloucester (and Action/Hotels at night)
• Saturday: Action Inc will be open all day and night
• Sunday: Grace Center @ The Open Door* (and Action/Hotels at night)
In the event that you lose power or heat over the weekend, the City encourages residents to shelter in place, stay with a family/neighbor who has heat and contact the Gloucester Police Department immediately for any concerns about staying safe or warm. The police can assist you in finding a place to go with power and will be working with American Red Cross of Massachusetts to assist residents in need.
National Grid has been reporting power outages in different areas across the North Shore, including Gloucester. If any outages do occur in your area, it is imperative that they be reported via the National Grid Customer Service or Outage Reporting phone lines as listed below. Every outage phone call that we receive is logged into our outage tracking system and better enables us to pinpoint the location of the issue. The sooner National Grid can identify the location of the issue, the quicker a response can be sent.
• The Customer Service Line is: 1-800-322-3223
• The Outage Reporting Line is: 1-800-465-1212
REMINDERS/ SAFETY INFORMATION
• All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property.
• Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes, and please check on your elderly and disabled.
• Your cooperation during this snow emergency/parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts, but please use the following links from state agencies for more insights:
o Safety and preparedness tips for extreme cold: http://www.mass.gov/…/service-deta…/extreme-cold-safety-tips
o Winter storm preparedness and safety information: http://www.mass.gov/…/service-deta…/winter-storm-safety-tips
o Power outage preparedness and safety information: http://www.mass.gov/…/service-deta…/power-outage-safety-tips
o Flood safety tips: http://www.mass.gov/index…/service-details/flood-safety-tips
o Winter safety tips for pets: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/winter-pet-safety-tips
Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website and social media for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov. Thank you for your assistance and stay safe during this snow emergency.
How bout some stories in the comments of this post as to how all my peeps are holding up in this latest round of rain.
I follow Matt Noyes on Twitter and he had been harping all week about the severity of the flooding from this latest deluge. He pretty much nailed it. Gotta give the man credit.