Highlights of Governor Patrick's press conference

Maybe Adam blew away. Anyways, here's highlights from the press conference Governor Patrick just gave at MEMA headquarters.

  • Governor Patrick has asked all schools across the Commonwealth to close (especially along coastal communities).
  • All state non-essential employees are to stay home
  • Encouraged private employers to close
  • HOV lane on SE Xway will be reserved for emergency providers tomorrow
  • MBTA will be operating normal service (as they're able ...)
  • 200 National Guard are here now, with additional 800 expected by morning.
  • Evacuation decisions are town by town, block by block (based on topography).
  • Fall River, Newbury, Weymouth have voluntary evacuation centers
  • at 1830 MEMA director will speak again with Governor Patrick

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    where were the national guard?

    "200 National Guard are here now, with additional 800 expected by morning."

    Where were they?

    Oh, right! All our state national guard troops are off protecting Massachusetts, in Afghanistan.

    Good thing there's no need for them here...OH WAIT.