In light of the tornadoes and severe weather suffered throughout the Commonwealth, we at the Capitol View Live would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those individuals and communities that suffered damage.
Governor Patrick has declared a State of Emergency throughout the Commonwealth, and has activated 1,000 National Guard troops to assist with the recovery effort. With reports of damage in at least 19 communities, the Governor has asked officials in those towns and cities to close schools today to allow work crews to clear streets. The Governor has also instructed that all non-emergency Executive Branch employees living or working in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester counties should not report to their workplaces today, Thursday June 2, 2011.
Additionally, Bay State residents with any non-emergency storm related questions are urged to call 2-1-1. As always, any residents with emergencies are urged to call 9-1-1.