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State of Emergency

State of Emergency

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The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, has issued a declaration of emergency in the wake of today's blizzard. Restrictions on travel after 4pm, and hefty punishment and fines for those that do. Stay safe, New England.

The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, has issued a declaration of emergency in the wake of today's blizzard. Restrictions on travel after 4pm, and hefty punishment and fines for those that do. Stay safe, New England.

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DEVAL L
.
PATRICK
GOVERNOR
TIMOTHY P
.
MURRAY
LIEUTENANT
 
GOVERNOR
 
GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is forecast toexperience a severe winter storm with heavy snow and high windconditions impacting the entire Commonwealth;WHEREAS, the storm will cause moderate to major coastalflooding, widespread heavy snowfall, low visibility and storm forcewinds throughout the entire Commonwealth;WHEREAS, the storm poses an imminent threat to public safetywith moderate to major flooding, downed trees, widespread poweroutages, beach erosion and property damage;WHEREAS, coastal flooding, storm surges and high winds inlow lying areas may require the evacuation of residents as well asdamage to public and private property;WHEREAS, declaring a state of emergency will facilitate theCommonwealth’s protection of persons and property from the impactsof the storm and expedite the use of Commonwealth resources, aswell as the deployment of federal and interstate resources, to providenecessary assistance in the Commonwealth’s emergency responseand recovery efforts;WHEREAS, the declaration of emergency will also permit theCommonwealth to request and receive mutual aid assistance fromother states through the Emergency Management AssistanceCompact, and is a prerequisite to requesting a disaster declarationfrom the President of the United States; andWHEREAS, it is anticipated that local communities will declarelocal states of emergency and will request resources and support
O
FFICE OF THE
G
OVERNOR
 
C
OMMONWEALTH OF
M
ASSACHUSETTS
 
STATE HOUSE
 
BOSTON
,
MA 02133
 
(617)
 
725-4000
 

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR C O M M O NW E A L TH OF M A S S A C H U S E TT S STATE HOUSE  BOSTON, MA 02133 (617) 725-4000 DEVAL L. PATRICK GOVERNOR TIMOTHY P. MURRAY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is forecast to experience a severe winter storm with heavy snow and high wind conditions impacting the entire Commonwealth; WHEREAS, the s
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