Helping out Somerville during an emergency

July 14, 2010
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Following Saturday’s extraordinary downpour of rain, the city of Somerville’s police and fire station as well as its dispatch and 911 center was literally and physically put out of business.

The city of Everett expeditiously offered itself as a temporary safe harbor for the Somerville dispatch and emergency services lines.

This is how municipalities help one another during difficult times.

Somerville should be up and running by the end of the week, if not earlier.

Everett was happy to help out.

The city should get a tip of the hat not just for helping out but for having the type of modern and updated dispatch services that allowed for the addition for a neighbor in trouble.