A Southbridge public works employee was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, becoming Tropical Storm Irene’s first Massachusetts victim.
Volunteers are being sought for a tornado cleanup blitz in central and western Massachusetts.
FEMA has added Southbridge and Sturbridge to the list of communities that can receive assistance in repairing public facilities damaged in the June 1 tornadoes.
Emergency management officials are shaking their heads after learning that many donations intended for tornado victims went to other charities.
The tornadoes that ravaged parts of western Massachusetts are long gone but they are still posing a danger. The problem is the heightened risk of wildfires from trees downed by the twisters.
Federal officials are hoping more tornado victims in western and central Massachusetts come forward to register for disaster assistance as several more disaster recovery centers open this week.
Tornado ravaged towns in western Massachusetts are hoping to get federal assistance, but some communities could get left out.
For those impacted by the recent deadly tornados in western and central Massachusetts, the Red Cross has set up a distribution site for this weekend. They also have mobile teams going door to door.
The people of central Massachusetts have no qualms about offering support after last week’s tornadoes, and it’s those grassroots efforts that are most impressive.
For one 2-year-old, like many others much older than him, Wednesday’s tornado is like nothing he’s ever seen. Harrison Wilson can see his toppled swing-set in the middle of a devastated neighborhood. He points out that “things got broken.”