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February 11, 2013

Gov. 'very concerned' as families face Day 3 without power


Asked about people without electricity and heat concerned about frozen pipes, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz encouraged people to “think of their health and their safety…first.”

Mentioning a family who showed up at a Plymouth shelter with a hypothermic child who needed hospitalization, Schwartz said people should be turning off the water supply to their homes if they don’t have power.

Patrick said he’d heard that opening faucets to allow some drip can be beneficial.

Public Safety Commissioner Gatzunis said, “If people leave the water on then they can leave the water trickling. We don’t want it to run but leaving it trickled will help stop the pipes from freezing. But if they’re going to leave and shut the water off then they should shut it off at the main.”

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