Official Hurricane Sandy Update from the City

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Mary Chalmers
Public Information Officer
City of Lynn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hurricane Sandy Update for the City of Lynn
Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Lynn following Governor Deval Patrick’s declaration of a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

The City of Lynn is working with local, state and federal agencies to monitor and plan for the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. The City of Lynn can expect flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages.

Mayor Kennedy has setup an Emergency Operations Call Center for residents to report street flooding, downed trees, power outages or any other non-emergency concerns. This line will be open for calls 24 hours a day until the storm subsides. Residents are reminded to call 911 for emergencies only.

The City of Lynn will have a shelter located at Classical High School, 235 O’Callaghan Way. The shelter will be openat 7am on Monday, October 29th for the duration of the storm. The shelter will be able to accommodate family pets.

If you require transportation assistance to the shelter, please call Lynn City Hall anytime after 6pm on Sunday, October 28th at (781) 598-4000 and we will do our best to accommodate residents as quickly as possible.

We are encouraging residents to secure outdoor furniture or any objects that can become projectiles. Unnecessary travel is discouraged in order to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles. To learn more on how to prepare and plan for the approaching hurricane, start by visiting Ready.gov/hurricanes

Lynn Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 29th.

City of Lynn trash collection and leaf and yard waste will be delayed by 1 day.

Parking is available at all Lynn Public School yards if any resident would like to move their vehicle to higher ground. Cars must be removed from the school lots by 7am on the day school resumes.

Residents are asked not to park their vehicles on top of any storm catch basins in the event that they need to be accessed for cleaning.

Please check the City of Lynn website for updated information at CityofLynn.net

Another resource for Lynn on Hurricane Sandy can be found at facebook.com/MayorJudithKennedy

Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency information statewide or check the MEMA website :mass.gov/mema

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