Methuen Emergency Declaration

Hurricane Irene Will Bring Flooding and Wind Damage Threats

Mayor William M. Manzi announced today that he has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Methuen in response to the approach of Hurricane Irene.

Mayor Manzi’s declaration follows that of Governor Deval Patrick, who has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mayor Manzi has activated Methuen’s Emergency Management System, and has begun preparations to open Methuen’s Emergency Operations Center, which will be located at the Searles Building. Mayor Manzi has announced the activation of a citizen information line at 978-983-8885 which will contain a recorded outgoing message containing storm and emergency information for the citizens of Methuen. This line is operational now.

Methuen, in the event of need, will open a regional Red Cross shelter at its Timony School, 45 Pleasant View Street. In the event of medical emergency residents can call for help by calling 911 on their telephone. The Fire Department non-emergency number is 978-983-8940. The Methuen Police Department non-emergency line is 978-983-8698. Additional information will be available on the City website at

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