With a Blizzard Watch posted for much of Massachusetts Friday, the state Emergency Management Agency is in full operation in anticipation of the storm that could dump two feet of snow on much of the state. MEMA spokesman Peter Judge says it's critical that the public stay informed in case of major announcements. MEMA is communicating with local officials to make sure they're ready to deal with issues like power outages, coastal flooding, and shelters. In Northampton, Mayor David Narkewicz says the city's emergency operations center is ready to go, and its director will be monitoring the situation throughout the storm. Utilities Western Mass Electric Company and National Grid are on alert with extra crews available to restore power in the event of expected outages. But Governor Patrick says electric crews won't begin their work until it's safe to do so.