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Monday’s gallery of Superstorm Sandy scenes in the Valley

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst first year students Emily Faubert, left, and Gabrielle Dieter were surprised by a gust of wind upon leaving Hampshire Dining Commons Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst first year students Emily Faubert, left, and Gabrielle Dieter were surprised by a gust of wind upon leaving Hampshire Dining Commons Monday afternoon.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Kieu Vuong prepares some chinese cabbage at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Kieu Vuong prepares some chinese cabbage at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst juniors Elizabeth Rudix, left, and Rachel Carlson meet for lunch at the normally busy Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst juniors Elizabeth Rudix, left, and Rachel Carlson meet for lunch at the normally busy Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Rachel Carlson has lunch at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Rachel Carlson has lunch at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Elizabeth Rudix has lunch at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Elizabeth Rudix has lunch at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst students Kellen Muldoon, left, and Brendan Rigby talk about their plans for the day at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst students Kellen Muldoon, left, and Brendan Rigby talk about their plans for the day at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center on Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Strong winds have uprooted mums from the planters outside the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts and strew them on the otherwise deserted sidewalks of the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Strong winds have uprooted mums from the planters outside the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts and strew them on the otherwise deserted sidewalks of the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about lessons learned from last year's storms.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about lessons learned from last year's storms.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Left, Greg Asher and Brendan Shea, employees of the Northampton DPW, clean off street drains on Woodlawn Ave in Northampton in preparation of the storm Monday morning.

    Left, Greg Asher and Brendan Shea, employees of the Northampton DPW, clean off street drains on Woodlawn Ave in Northampton in preparation of the storm Monday morning.

  • Downtown Northampton quiet as the storm picked up with most stores closed Monday afternoon.

    Downtown Northampton quiet as the storm picked up with most stores closed Monday afternoon.

  • Anthony Kelley, of Northampton checks into the Northampton shelter with left, Sonia Burke of West Brookfield and Jane Robinson of Wilbraham, both volunteers with the Pioneer Valley Red Cross at the shelter at Smith Vocational Monday afternoon.

    Anthony Kelley, of Northampton checks into the Northampton shelter with left, Sonia Burke of West Brookfield and Jane Robinson of Wilbraham, both volunteers with the Pioneer Valley Red Cross at the shelter at Smith Vocational Monday afternoon.

  • Leaves blow as the storm gets going Monday afternoon in front of Smith Vocational where the shelter is located.

    Leaves blow as the storm gets going Monday afternoon in front of Smith Vocational where the shelter is located.

  • Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

    Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

  • Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

    Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

  • Ellen Patashnick, of Springfield, the shelter manager with the Red Cross  shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

    Ellen Patashnick, of Springfield, the shelter manager with the Red Cross shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

  • Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon. <br/>

    Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.

  • Cummington Fire Chief Bernie Forgea discusses emergency preparedness and actions Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Cummington Fire Chief Bernie Forgea discusses emergency preparedness and actions Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Utility crews stage early in Cummington Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy. <br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Utility crews stage early in Cummington Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Deanna Scarfe, left, of Chesterfield shares a laugh with her husband Gus Perkins at the Cummington Creamery Monday after Gus's car was struck by a tree around 1pm as winds from Sandy increased.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Deanna Scarfe, left, of Chesterfield shares a laugh with her husband Gus Perkins at the Cummington Creamery Monday after Gus's car was struck by a tree around 1pm as winds from Sandy increased.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Gus Perkins of Chesterfield's vehicle was struck by a downed tree in Cummington Monday and sat safely in a garage on Main street until Sandy passes.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Gus Perkins of Chesterfield's vehicle was struck by a downed tree in Cummington Monday and sat safely in a garage on Main street until Sandy passes.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • A downed tree on Bryant road in Chesterfield forced utility crews to sever power until further notice Monday as winds from Sandy intensified.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    A downed tree on Bryant road in Chesterfield forced utility crews to sever power until further notice Monday as winds from Sandy intensified.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • University of Massachusetts senior Maxence Delta has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts senior Maxence Delta has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Workers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst physical plant remove "Fall Open House" banners along Massachusetts Ave. in a stiff wind Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Workers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst physical plant remove "Fall Open House" banners along Massachusetts Ave. in a stiff wind Monday afternoon.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sandbags protect the doorways on the east entrance to the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday. The site was a problem during Hurricane Irene last year.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Sandbags protect the doorways on the east entrance to the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday. The site was a problem during Hurricane Irene last year.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts student Reza Saboury has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts student Reza Saboury has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Utility trucks staging at the Western Massachusetts Electric facility on Russell St. (Rt. 9) in Hadley on Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Utility trucks staging at the Western Massachusetts Electric facility on Russell St. (Rt. 9) in Hadley on Monday afternoon.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday using MEMA WebEOC. The system reports events throughout the state as they happen.

    Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday using MEMA WebEOC. The system reports events throughout the state as they happen.

  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, writes a press release as he monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday. MEMA WebEOC, a system that reports events throughout the state as they happen, is projected on a screen, right.

    Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, writes a press release as he monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday. MEMA WebEOC, a system that reports events throughout the state as they happen, is projected on a screen, right.

  • Frank Jurkowski, of Westhampton, a USPS mail carrier, collects mail Tuesday afternoon in nearly vacant downtown Northampton. He said getting around in traffic can be tough, but "today there is no traffic. It's a joy."

    Frank Jurkowski, of Westhampton, a USPS mail carrier, collects mail Tuesday afternoon in nearly vacant downtown Northampton. He said getting around in traffic can be tough, but "today there is no traffic. It's a joy."

  • Jeffrey Stylos, of Northampton, carries milk, bagels and other items he bought at Stop and Shop on King Street in Northampton in the rain Tuesday afternoon. The walk is about a one- and one-half mile round trip.

    Jeffrey Stylos, of Northampton, carries milk, bagels and other items he bought at Stop and Shop on King Street in Northampton in the rain Tuesday afternoon. The walk is about a one- and one-half mile round trip.

  • The windows of Northampton Chiropractic and Wellness Center on Center Street in Northampton are protected from the threat of strong winds Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    The windows of Northampton Chiropractic and Wellness Center on Center Street in Northampton are protected from the threat of strong winds Monday afternoon.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sandbags protect the doorways on the east entrance to the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday. The site was a problem during Hurricane Irene last year.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Sandbags protect the doorways on the east entrance to the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday. The site was a problem during Hurricane Irene last year.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Workers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst physical plant remove "Fall Open House" banners along Massachusetts Ave. in a stiff wind Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Workers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst physical plant remove "Fall Open House" banners along Massachusetts Ave. in a stiff wind Monday afternoon.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Strong winds have uprooted mums from the planters outside the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts and strew them on the otherwise deserted sidewalks of the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Strong winds have uprooted mums from the planters outside the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts and strew them on the otherwise deserted sidewalks of the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst students Kellen Muldoon, left, and Brendan Rigby talk about their plans for the day at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst students Kellen Muldoon, left, and Brendan Rigby talk about their plans for the day at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center on Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst juniors Elizabeth Rudix, left, and Rachel Carlson meet for lunch at the normally busy Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst juniors Elizabeth Rudix, left, and Rachel Carlson meet for lunch at the normally busy Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Kieu Vuong prepares some chinese cabbage at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Kieu Vuong prepares some chinese cabbage at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about lessons learned from last year's storms.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about lessons learned from last year's storms.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts student Reza Saboury has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts student Reza Saboury has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday using MEMA WebEOC. The system reports events throughout the state as they happen.

    Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday using MEMA WebEOC. The system reports events throughout the state as they happen.

  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, writes a press release as he monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday. MEMA WebEOC, a system that reports events throughout the state as they happen, is projected on a screen, right.

    Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, writes a press release as he monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday. MEMA WebEOC, a system that reports events throughout the state as they happen, is projected on a screen, right.

  • Frank Jurkowski, of Westhampton, a USPS mail carrier, collects mail Tuesday afternoon in nearly vacant downtown Northampton. He said getting around in traffic can be tough, but "today there is no traffic. It's a joy."<br/><br/>

    Frank Jurkowski, of Westhampton, a USPS mail carrier, collects mail Tuesday afternoon in nearly vacant downtown Northampton. He said getting around in traffic can be tough, but "today there is no traffic. It's a joy."

  • Jeffrey Stylos, of Northampton, carries milk, bagels and other items he bought at Stop and Shop on King Street in Northampton in the rain Tuesday afternoon. The walk is about a one- and one-half mile round trip.

    Jeffrey Stylos, of Northampton, carries milk, bagels and other items he bought at Stop and Shop on King Street in Northampton in the rain Tuesday afternoon. The walk is about a one- and one-half mile round trip.

  • A fallen tree blocks East Street near Pleasant Street in Southampton Tuesday night. Lights of varied colors from a Southampton Police cruiser add to the spectacle.

    A fallen tree blocks East Street near Pleasant Street in Southampton Tuesday night. Lights of varied colors from a Southampton Police cruiser add to the spectacle.

  • Thomas Massimino of 300 Main Road in Westhampton watches with his neighbor as workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to lift a tree that fell on his home Monday afternoon.

    Thomas Massimino of 300 Main Road in Westhampton watches with his neighbor as workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to lift a tree that fell on his home Monday afternoon.

  • Workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to remove a tree from where it fell on a home owned by Thomas Massimino at 300 Main Road in Westhampton Monday afternoon.

    Workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to remove a tree from where it fell on a home owned by Thomas Massimino at 300 Main Road in Westhampton Monday afternoon.

  • Amherst police respond to a fallen tree on Pleasant street just after 7PM Monday, when forecasters predicted the heaviest winds and rainfall from Sandy. Fortunately none of the occupants of the five bedroom house were harmed. <br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Amherst police respond to a fallen tree on Pleasant street just after 7PM Monday, when forecasters predicted the heaviest winds and rainfall from Sandy. Fortunately none of the occupants of the five bedroom house were harmed.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Utility crews work to repair downed power lines at the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and University Avenue in Amherst Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Utility crews work to repair downed power lines at the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and University Avenue in Amherst Monday night.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Large sections of a barn's roof on South East street in Amherst became dislodged and blew to the edge of the property, trees, and onto the property across the street around 7 p.m. Monday as superstorm Sandy began delivering its harshest winds.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Large sections of a barn's roof on South East street in Amherst became dislodged and blew to the edge of the property, trees, and onto the property across the street around 7 p.m. Monday as superstorm Sandy began delivering its harshest winds.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Utility crews work to repair downed power lines at the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and University Avenue in Amherst Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Utility crews work to repair downed power lines at the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and University Avenue in Amherst Monday night.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst first year students Emily Faubert, left, and Gabrielle Dieter were surprised by a gust of wind upon leaving Hampshire Dining Commons Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    University of Massachusetts Amherst first year students Emily Faubert, left, and Gabrielle Dieter were surprised by a gust of wind upon leaving Hampshire Dining Commons Monday afternoon.
    KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst first year students Emily Faubert, left, and Gabrielle Dieter were surprised by a gust of wind upon leaving Hampshire Dining Commons Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Kieu Vuong prepares some chinese cabbage at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst juniors Elizabeth Rudix, left, and Rachel Carlson meet for lunch at the normally busy Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Rachel Carlson has lunch at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Elizabeth Rudix has lunch at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst students Kellen Muldoon, left, and Brendan Rigby talk about their plans for the day at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Strong winds have uprooted mums from the planters outside the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts and strew them on the otherwise deserted sidewalks of the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about lessons learned from last year's storms.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Left, Greg Asher and Brendan Shea, employees of the Northampton DPW, clean off street drains on Woodlawn Ave in Northampton in preparation of the storm Monday morning.
  • Downtown Northampton quiet as the storm picked up with most stores closed Monday afternoon.
  • Anthony Kelley, of Northampton checks into the Northampton shelter with left, Sonia Burke of West Brookfield and Jane Robinson of Wilbraham, both volunteers with the Pioneer Valley Red Cross at the shelter at Smith Vocational Monday afternoon.
  • Leaves blow as the storm gets going Monday afternoon in front of Smith Vocational where the shelter is located.
  • Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.
  • Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.
  • Ellen Patashnick, of Springfield, the shelter manager with the Red Cross  shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon.
  • Crystal Colandria,26, of Turners Falls, with her two children, front, Jacob Colandria,2, and Trevor,7, months at the shelter at Smith vocational in Northampton Monday afternoon. <br/>
  • Cummington Fire Chief Bernie Forgea discusses emergency preparedness and actions Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Utility crews stage early in Cummington Monday as Massachusetts gets ready for Sandy. <br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Deanna Scarfe, left, of Chesterfield shares a laugh with her husband Gus Perkins at the Cummington Creamery Monday after Gus's car was struck by a tree around 1pm as winds from Sandy increased.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Gus Perkins of Chesterfield's vehicle was struck by a downed tree in Cummington Monday and sat safely in a garage on Main street until Sandy passes.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • A downed tree on Bryant road in Chesterfield forced utility crews to sever power until further notice Monday as winds from Sandy intensified.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • University of Massachusetts senior Maxence Delta has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Workers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst physical plant remove "Fall Open House" banners along Massachusetts Ave. in a stiff wind Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Sandbags protect the doorways on the east entrance to the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday. The site was a problem during Hurricane Irene last year.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts student Reza Saboury has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Utility trucks staging at the Western Massachusetts Electric facility on Russell St. (Rt. 9) in Hadley on Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday using MEMA WebEOC. The system reports events throughout the state as they happen.
  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, writes a press release as he monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday. MEMA WebEOC, a system that reports events throughout the state as they happen, is projected on a screen, right.
  • Frank Jurkowski, of Westhampton, a USPS mail carrier, collects mail Tuesday afternoon in nearly vacant downtown Northampton. He said getting around in traffic can be tough, but "today there is no traffic. It's a joy."
  • Jeffrey Stylos, of Northampton, carries milk, bagels and other items he bought at Stop and Shop on King Street in Northampton in the rain Tuesday afternoon. The walk is about a one- and one-half mile round trip.
  • The windows of Northampton Chiropractic and Wellness Center on Center Street in Northampton are protected from the threat of strong winds Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts student Steve Doerfler talks with Gazette reporter in the entrance to Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Sign at Patterson dorm in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Sandbags protect the doorways on the east entrance to the Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday. The site was a problem during Hurricane Irene last year.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Workers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst physical plant remove "Fall Open House" banners along Massachusetts Ave. in a stiff wind Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Strong winds have uprooted mums from the planters outside the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts and strew them on the otherwise deserted sidewalks of the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst students Kellen Muldoon, left, and Brendan Rigby talk about their plans for the day at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst juniors Elizabeth Rudix, left, and Rachel Carlson meet for lunch at the normally busy Blue Wall in the Campus Center Amherst Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Kieu Vuong prepares some chinese cabbage at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about the lessons learned from last year's storms that have guided preparations for Hurricane Sandy.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Van Sullivan, retail operations manager at the Blue Wall in the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, talks to Gazette reporter about lessons learned from last year's storms.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts first-years Andrew Kisch, left, Andrea Natalie and Gina DeStefano have lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • University of Massachusetts student Reza Saboury has lunch in the Berkshire Dining Commons on the Amherst campus Monday.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday using MEMA WebEOC. The system reports events throughout the state as they happen.
  • Josh Shanley, Northampton's emergency management coordinator, writes a press release as he monitors the storm at the King Street fire station Monday. MEMA WebEOC, a system that reports events throughout the state as they happen, is projected on a screen, right.
  • Frank Jurkowski, of Westhampton, a USPS mail carrier, collects mail Tuesday afternoon in nearly vacant downtown Northampton. He said getting around in traffic can be tough, but "today there is no traffic. It's a joy."<br/><br/>
  • Jeffrey Stylos, of Northampton, carries milk, bagels and other items he bought at Stop and Shop on King Street in Northampton in the rain Tuesday afternoon. The walk is about a one- and one-half mile round trip.
  • A fallen tree blocks East Street near Pleasant Street in Southampton Tuesday night. Lights of varied colors from a Southampton Police cruiser add to the spectacle.
  • Thomas Massimino of 300 Main Road in Westhampton watches with his neighbor as workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to lift a tree that fell on his home Monday afternoon.
  • Workers from K & J Tree Service use a crane to remove a tree from where it fell on a home owned by Thomas Massimino at 300 Main Road in Westhampton Monday afternoon.
  • Amherst police respond to a fallen tree on Pleasant street just after 7PM Monday, when forecasters predicted the heaviest winds and rainfall from Sandy. Fortunately none of the occupants of the five bedroom house were harmed. <br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Utility crews work to repair downed power lines at the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and University Avenue in Amherst Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Large sections of a barn's roof on South East street in Amherst became dislodged and blew to the edge of the property, trees, and onto the property across the street around 7 p.m. Monday as superstorm Sandy began delivering its harshest winds.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Utility crews work to repair downed power lines at the intersection of Rocky Hill Road and University Avenue in Amherst Monday night.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst first year students Emily Faubert, left, and Gabrielle Dieter were surprised by a gust of wind upon leaving Hampshire Dining Commons Monday afternoon.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

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