Boston: Mass DEP Makes Severe Weather Emergency Declaration

A “Severe Weather Emergency Declaration” has been declared by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for communities impacted by Winter Storm Riley. 

The declaration, which was issued by Commissioner Martin Suuberg, suspends standard permitting and emergency certification provisions for certain activities to allow for post-storm recovery efforts such as debris removal, repairs to structures and foundations, and repairs to publicly owned wastewater or drinking water treatment plants. 

Only certain coastal municipalities are subject to the declaration including Bourne, Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Milton, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Quincy, Scituate, Wareham, and Weymouth. 

The emergency declaration will be in effect until April 2.

To see the declaration click here.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.