Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), FRAMINGHAM, MA – The prolonged cold weather and repeated snowstorms Massachusetts is experiencing have contributed to potentially dangerous conditions for businesses and homes alike. Heavy mounds of snow are creating severe roof load conditions. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has received reports of over 100 full and partial roof collapses over the last week. Additionally the Department of Fire Services (DFS) has received numerous reports of gas leaks and fires caused by snow and icicles falling on gas piping and meters.
With the potential for more snow and/or rain in the forecast, residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to have snow and ice cleared from roofs before this weekend’s storm, which could exacerbate the risk of roof and/or structural failure.
Please help out the Beverly Fire Department by locating and shoveling out any and all hydrants in the vicinity of your home. A three foot radius or more will give firefighters the room they need to attach hoses. Seconds count in a fire!
Seasonal Flu Alert: The number of reported flu cases is beginning to decline; however, flu IS still circulating in the community. Here are a few simple things you can do to contain the spread of disease:
If you think you have been infected with the flu and have symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. The severity of the illness may be modified if you receive treatment with an antiviral medication soon after symptoms are present.
Upcoming Board Meetings ** All Board Meetings are held at 90 Colon Street, 7:30am unless otherwise noted**
Wednesday March 11, 2015
Wednesday April 15, 2015
Wednesday May 13, 2015
Wednesdau June 17, 2015
(1) Mercury Recovery Program
Beverly Health Department Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
*** Closed Holidays ***
If you have any questions, complaints or concerns, please call the Health Department office at (978) 921-8591.
Beverly Health Department • 90 Colon Street • Beverly, MA 01915 • Phone: (978) 921-8591 • Fax: (978) 922-5695