(NECN: Framingham, Mass.) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says various agencies are working together to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, but the true extent of wind and rain damage won't be known until Monday.
The governor held a news conference at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham today, at which he emphasized the need to take precautions and stay informed about the storm.
He said that one of the first places he expects to visit after the storm is central and western Massachusetts, which were devastated by tornadoes on June 1.
The governor said that sources of official information include www.mass.gov, and those without Internet access are asked to call the non-emergency storm information line at 211.