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QUIET SPELL LEAVES MEMA CHIEF ANTSY ABOUT PREPAREDNESS

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 12, 2017....Two-and-a-half years have elapsed since the winter of 2015 when over 100 inches of snow fell - including 65 inches in February alone - turning Boston and the region into a ice-packed disaster zone.

That winter's historic snowfall marked the last time Massachusetts faced a major natural disaster, according to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz.

And while the period of relative calm that has followed may be welcome news to just about all Bay State residents, it makes Schwartz antsy.


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