THE GOFFSTOWN CERT IS ACTIVATED
12 DECEMBER 2008 8:30amCERT Returned to "standby" on morning of 14 December 2008
CONDITIONS AROUND THE AREA INCLUDE HEAVY ICE AND WIDESPREAD POWER FAILURES
CERT AND THE RED CROSS ARE OPERATIONAL WITH A
SHELTER LOCATED AT THE
MOUNTAIN VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
ALL SCHOOLS IN GOFFSTOWN ARE CLOSED TODAY
Most of the town is without power with the exception of Pinardville - The Village is completely without power
5:38pm - power restored to the Goffstown PD and Women's Prison as well as Mast Road from Henry Bridge partially to the Village Center area
The YMCA has power
Public Service Company of NH Reports that of 500,000 customers, 325,000 are without power as of 2pm 12 December 2008
CERT and the Red Cross have set up sleeping arrangements as well as food for visitors to the shelter.
8:30am shelter opened to the public
11:am - arrivals begin to come to the shelter
Noon - Pizza provided by Pizza Market to all at the shelter
5:00pm - approximately 30 individuals have arrived at the shelter
6:00pm - The Red Cross departs the Goffstown Shelter as CERT remains in control and the RC can move to another location in need.
CHECK BACK FOR REPORTS AS THIS PAGE IS UPDATED WHEN INFORMATION IS RECEIVED.
Good Day Everyone, (17 December 2008) Hope all are rested and have power restored. We will be holding a de-briefing meeting tomorrow, Thursday December 18Th at Mt. View Middle School at 6:30p.m. I apologize for the last minute notification but with the holidays approaching this is the only date available. Please get back to me ASAP as I am not sure who has power and who does not. I will be making phone calls this evening to the members I do not hear from. The way this will work is we will give the floor to all for the first hour and for the second hour it will be for the officers and outside support attendees ( Red Cross, PD and FD ).
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CRONOLOGY OF EVENTS SUMMARY
Goffstown CERT set up and provided shelter at Mountain View Middle School starting Friday December 12th at 8:30 am until closing on Sunday December 14Th at 12:00 pm.
American Red Cross sent one representative to help set things up and stayed until 6:00pm at that time Goffstown CERT took over full operations. 31 CERT members volunteered and clocked in 318.5 volunteer hours. The Goffstown PD provided around the clock security throughout the time that CERT had the shelter open. The Goffstown Fire department provided a medical person beginning Saturday at 8am until we closed down operation on Sunday the 14th. Prior to the fire department providing a medical person CERT was lucky enough to have a member that is employed as an EMT therefore, acted as the medical person.