More than 400,000 homes and businesses across Massachusetts remained without power Monday following an October nor’easter, and it could be days before all are back on line.
Should all the power lines be buried underground? “I love the idea,” Patrick said Monday.
The first snowstorm of the season came early and came with fury.
Several North Shore homes and businesses were damaged by severe flooding on Tuesday morning. As a result, hundreds will be looking to know if their insurance covers the damage.
Health officials are urging people to avoid portions of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers because of the discharge of untreated wastewater caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
A Southbridge public works employee was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, becoming Tropical Storm Irene’s first Massachusetts victim.
Western portions of Massachusetts are bearing the brunt of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
MEMA says resources are deployed around the state, utilities are prepared to deal with power outages, and the National Guard is ready for Hurricane Irene.
A storm like Hurricane Irene presents quite a challenge for Cape Cod and possible evacuations.
MEMA has been working with more than 300 community officials to help cities and towns make plans to handle whatever the storm brings.