Major impacts from the hurricane-turned-tropical-storm included massive power outages, scores of downed trees and some flooding—but no loss of life or major incidents.
And, experts agree—preparation made all the difference.
“We had plenty of lead time,” said Tim Morrin, the observation program leader at the National Weather Service office in Upton. “We had plenty of warning, days and days in advance.”
Tropical storms and hurricanes, Mr. Morrin said, give experts “an amazing amount of preparation time” as the storms typically traverse hundreds of miles and are visible via satellite, allowing for the ability to track them days before they make landfall.
The early forecast “empowered constituents and public... more