Anybody who just wandered into the City Council chambers on Friday would have been concerned.
The mayor, the district attorney, the superintendent, police and fire chiefs also with top commanders in each department, and numerous other top officials were there discussing a plane crash that killed 20 people including a U.S. senator, Taconic High School being evacuated because of contamination in the water, and thousands of households without water and power.
Emergency Management director Richard Kleiner and Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator Kevin Towle presented an update on the town's emergency management plan at a recent workshop meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
As the climate becomes ever more volatile, storms have forced the evacuation of hospitals.
Massachusetts doesn't want to see that happen here. On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.6 million in grant awards to nine hospitals to build "resiliency."