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

Jul 17, 2018

Hurricane Irene was a subtropical storm by the time it reached New England in 2011, but it caused severe flooding in parts of western Massachusetts.
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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.