Situation report #4
January 27, 2015 @ 1200 hrs.
Marshfield is currently under a Blizzard Warning.
Marshfield is currently under a Coastal Flood Warning
Massachusetts is currently under a State of Emergency
Marshfield has declared a local State of Emergency as of 1600 Hrs. on 1-26-2015
A Massachusetts Travel Ban is in effect
The Marshfield EOC is operational
Weather is heavy snow and flooding tide
Furnace Brook Middle School is opened as an evacuee shelter. There are 5 people
sheltered at this time.
Greetings, this is a situation report for Tuesday January 27, 2015. The Marshfield
Emergency Operations Center is currently supporting all Marshfield Departments
responding to a major storm. A shelter has been opened at the Furnace Brook School,
500 Furnace Street in Marshfield. Transportation to and from the shelter is being
provided by Marshfield Public Safety as needed. Pets are being taken to the Marshfield
Animal Control building on Clay Pit Road.
If you live in an area that experiences severe flooding or are concerned about long term
power outages, you should consider going to the Marshfield Shelter at the Furnace Brook
School. During the last Blizzard of 2013 we found that seniors remained in their cold
homes and suffered from hypothermia. This caused additional medical problems. The
snow is forecast to continue all day into Wednesday so if you need to, seek shelter.
Driving is treacherous so heed the warning of Public safety and stay off the road. Don’t
forget there is a Massachusetts travel ban.
If you have questions about the Marshfield Shelter, please call 781-837-7122.
There was an extremely high tide around 4am which closed Brant Rock, Bay Ave, Beach
Street, Willow Street and Ferry Street. The Tide caused significant damage to a seawall
located at 50 Bay Ave. The flood tide caused significant damage to the following homes;
50, 30, 70, 76, 84 Bay Ave. 3 and 9 Bryant Street. 300, 304 and 308 Ocean Street. 160
Foster Ave. Several of these homes have been condemned by the Marshfield Building
Dept. If you live in any of these areas you should consider evacuating to a safe
location for the next high tide at 5PM. It is anticipated there will be additional
damage during the next high tide.
As of 11:30 there are 1119 NSTAR customers without power. NSTAR reports they will
not be able to restore power until after the next high tide.
Trash and recycling will be delayed on Tuesday 1/27and Wednesday 1/28. On Thursday,
Wednesday’s route will be picked up and rest of week will be delayed. Tuesday’s route
will be picked up next Tuesday 2/3 and you can put out 2 barrels.
Marshfield Public Schools have been canceled for Tuesday January 27 2015. There will
be no night activities.
Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday January 27, 2015.
This is a reminder that if you park in the street and impede snow removal operations, you
are subject to being towed by Public Safety personnel.
For up to the minute information, please listen to your local media. WATD 95.9 FM is
an excellent partner for local public safety and emergency departments and will have the
most up to the minute local news.
Please log onto http://www.marshfieldpolice.org/Pages/MarshfieldPD_Emmanage/index
for additional information.
Follow the Emergency Management Agency @marshfieldeoc
Lt. Paul Taber, Director