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Massachusetts Urges People To Prepare For Hurricane Season

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  On the heels of Hurricane Barry making landfall in Louisiana, emergency officials in Massachusetts are urging people to take hurricane preparedness seriously.

Gov. Charlie Baker proclaimed July 14-20 as “Hurricane Preparedness Week” in the Commonwealth.

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

Hurricane safety tips can be found on the agency's website here.

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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