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Massachusetts Residents Urged To Plan Ahead In Case A Hurricane Comes This Season

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        It is hurricane preparedness week in Massachusetts. 

       Even though the storms are a rare occurrence in the state, officials encourage people to be ready just in case. 

      Electronic highway signs across the state this week are flashing messages that are part of the public outreach effort.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Chris Besse, the spokesperson for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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