Few Heat Related Problems So Far
Local police, fire and electrical department say all is quiet.
With temperatures soaring outside, local officials say the town has been spared problems, at least so far.
"We usually have problems when it's prolonged heat," Police Chief Robert Picariello said. "We haven't had any problems yet."
This morning, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency acting Director Kurt Schwartz released a statement warning of brush fires because ofthe extreme heat.
"The heat of recent days and warm breezes blowing have created a recipe for the increased risk of brush and forest fires," he said.
But, in Marblehead, no problems have been reported.
"It's been quiet, no medical aid calls or fires," Fire Chief Jason Gilliland said.
While power outages have been reported across the state and some cities have urged residents to conserve power, Marblehead has done well so far.
"We haven't had any outtages caused by the heat," Marblehead Electric Engineer Jay Anderson said. "We've spent a lot of time and money making sure we have no problems."
While today's heat is not expected to be as bad as Tuesday's when temperatures soared near the triple digits, the first chance of rain won't be until this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
There is a sea breeze today though and at least some residents are keeping things in perspective.
"We are going to miss this when it's February," said Holly Gleason, while walking downtown this morning.