As you know, right now, Hurricane Sandy is pounding the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Coastal areas have been evacuated and flooding is expected. Thousands of Massachusetts families are without power tonight — and many are leaving their homes for emergency shelter and supplies. Bruce and I feel lucky tonight — we’re safe at home with our gold retriever Otis, with the power back on after a few hours off. We can still hear the wind gusting, blowing leaves and branches into the house.
Please stay safe no matter where you live by taking the following steps:
- Stay inside if possible, but obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.
- Call 911 if you have an emergency. Call 211 if you need non-emergency assistance.
- To find your nearest American Red Cross shelter, click here: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
- Monitor the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for the latest news and updates about storm response.
For now, we focus on safety. Once the storm passes and we clean up, I hope to see you out on the campaign trail.