For immediate release:
DOVER, MA – With Hurricane Sandy striking the Northeast on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th, the Dover Police Department Emergency Communications Center took several hundred phone calls between the business and emergency phone lines, which amounted to 133 calls for service across the Town of Dover. This two-day period showed a 176% increase in service call volume over daily averages. Notably among them:
- HAZARDOUS CONDITION/ WIRES DOWN/ TREE DOWN: 65
- BURGLAR ALARM: 15
- FIRE/ FIRE ALARM/ CO ALARM: 11
- MEDICAL EMERGENCY: 2
Through a coordinated effort, the Dover Police, Fire and Highway Departments along with Dover Emergency Management, NSTAR and Verizon worked around the clock to maintain safety and restore utilities to the town. Each agency dedicated resources not only during the storm, but also focusing on pre-storm planning and post-storm restoration.
To prepare for future weather events, residents are urged to make note of utility contact information and to seek updates and report outages directly to utility companies:
- NSTAR: 800-592-2000 nstar.com/residential/outage
- VERIZON: 800-VERIZON verizon.com/outage
- COMCAST: 800-COMCAST comcast.com/hurricaneseason
Media inquiries may be directed to DPD Media Services. Please do not contact the Emergency Communications Center directly on this matter.