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Richard Gorgone, 52, was electrocuted Monday morning. (Photo from Facebook)

Southbridge Worker Electrocuted, Becomes Irene’s 1st Mass. Victim

A Southbridge public works employee was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, becoming Tropical Storm Irene’s first Massachusetts victim.


Flooding, Disaster

Flooding From Tropical Storm Irene Forces Evacuations In Western Mass.

Western portions of Massachusetts are bearing the brunt of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.


Sign for Hurricane Irene in Nags Head, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Image

Hurricane Irene: Massachusetts Ready For Eye Of Storm

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.


Evacuation routes are in place if needed as Hurricane Irene approaches.

Cape Cod Evacuation Plan In Place As Hurricane Irene Approaches

A storm like Hurricane Irene presents quite a challenge for Cape Cod and possible evacuations.


A sign on Hatteras Island in the North Carolina Outerbanks on August 25, 2011. (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Massachusetts Braces For Hurricane Irene

MEMA has been working with more than 300 community officials to help cities and towns make plans to handle whatever the storm brings.


In this handout image provided by NASA acquired by the crew of the International Space Station, Hurricane Irene is seen August 22, 2011 over the coastal waters of Venezuela. (Photo by NASA via Getty Image

Massachusetts Prepares For Hurricane Irene

Massachusetts emergency management officials are preparing for the likelihood of Hurricane Irene impacting the state.



Disaster Assistance for Tornado Victims

August 6, 2011 In an effort to help those affected by the severe storms and tornados in Hampden and Worcester counties on June 1st, the Federal and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agencies known as “FEMA” and […]


A tree fell in Ludlow after severe storms.

MEMA To Tour Areas In Western & Central Mass. Hit By Severe Storms

Thousands of people are in the dark Wednesday morning after severe storms ripped through Western and Central Massachusetts on Tuesday.


(photo credit: Kim Tunnicliffe)

MEMA To Help Coordinate Tornado Donation And Volunteer Efforts

With countless donations headed to tornado-ravaged areas in Massachusetts, the United Way of Tri-County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Donation Management System are now helping coordinate the relief effort.


Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Disaster Teams Assess Mass. Tornado Damage

Disaster assessment teams scoured western Massachusetts on Monday to determine whether the state is eligible for federal aid in the wake of last week’s tornadoes.