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UPDATE: Gov. Patrick Tells MA Residents to Stay Indoors and Off Roads

Monday, October 29, 2012

 

Governor Deval Patrick issued an update on Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Commonwealth from the MEMA bunker in Framingham this afternoon.

Patrick said that no serious damage has been reported yet, but he reiterated that residents should stay indoors and off the roads and make sure they have adequate food and water.

The Governor said he was not prepared to close state government and schools for Tuesday yet, but he would continue to monitor the situation on the ground in the Bay State throughout the day.

He said that the state is not as far into the high wind period of the storm as had been expected at this point, and it was still early for Massachusetts, which will experience the hurricane through 11:00p.m. tonight.

MEMA reported that an estimated 57,000 customers in Massachusetts were without power as of 2:00p.m. Monday, and Patrick said that number has significantly increased since then.

The National Weather Service in Boston said that region will experience the strongest winds between the hours of 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. A high wind warning is in effect for the Worcester area until 6:00a.m. Tuesday, and gusts will pose a significant threat to life and property. The NWS urged residents to remain indoors as much as possible.

A flood watch is also in effect through Tuesday evening, with rainfall of 1 to 3 inches expected throughout Central Mass, and the possibility exists for rainfall totals up to 5 inches in certain areas. 

Amtrak has cancelled all of its rail service in the Northeast again for Tuesday in light of Hurricane Sandy.

 

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