Northeast Hurricane Risk Is Low, But Public Urged To Prepare

Jul 24, 2015

Hurricane Irene affected much of the East Coast in August 2011. It was a tropical storm by the time it reached New England, but caused serious flooding and damage in western Massachusetts and Vermont.
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     Hurricanes are rare here in the Northeast, and forecasters say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will be relatively inactive.  But emergency preparedness officials are urging people not to become complacent when it comes to hurricanes.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Peter Judge, the spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.