Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in central and western Massachusetts impacted by the tornadoes that swept through the Northeast last night. This morning, FEMA is joining the state in conducting assessments of areas of western and central Massachusetts affected by yesterday’s severe weather and tornadoes. In addition, a regional Incident Management Assistance Team is on the ground in Massachusetts to assist state response efforts, as needed.
As we mentioned last night, we continue to closely monitoring the impact of the storm through our regional office in Boston, Mass., and remain in close contact and coordination with state emergency management officials.
At the request of the respective states, FEMA has liaison officers in place in Massachusetts and Vermont, and a liaison officer has been in contact with New Hampshire emergency management officials. These officials are working with state officials and are in place to help coordinate federal support, if needed.
Check back on the blog for the latest on our role. For updates from Massachusetts, check out:
Quick Update: Northeast U.S. Tornadoes
06/17/2012 - 13:26