On October 29th, 2011 the Governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency due to the power outages caused by the early winter storm. The heavy wet snow and wind conditions caused most of the Commonwealth areas power outages.
Businesses have had to close down, roads were closed, and emergency shelters were set up. (MEMA) Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is the state agency that handles and coordinates the local, state and federal help as well as the volunteer resources when disasters strike the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This Nor’ Easter storm has halted many on the east coast causing several top schools to close across the state including but not limited to Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex, Norfolk counties. Nearly 1 million people were without power. Halloween trick or treating has been forced to be postponed; traveling is at a stand still in many areas as well. Many people on the east coast are still regrouping from Irene, the storm that hit just a few months ago.
While help is being sent in from other states and areas, the outlook is grey when you’re inside the disaster areas. It will be better as the week progresses. For some who are within the Winchester real estate market, moving right now will be quite challenging. Shopping indoors is still available if you have access to the internet and you can find many desired necessities such as Winchester homes, local classifieds and much more with the real estate software ViewMyListing.com powered by ProGoldi2.com.