General

MEMA Issues Power Outage Safety Tips

MEMA Issues Power Outage Safety Tips

Extended Loss of Power, During and After a Hurricane, Is a Real Possibility FRAMINGHAM, MA – Throughout this hurricane season the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues urges residents to prepare for the possible impacts of a hurricane or tropical storm. These storms can bring strong winds that cause widespread power outages. “As we have […]

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Filed in General by on August 17, 2016
July Hurricane Climatology

July Hurricane Climatology

As many folks know, the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1st to November 30th, with the climatological peak of the season coming later in August and into the month of September (the official “peak” of the season falls during the first 2 weeks of September – right around September 10th). As for the […]

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Filed in General by on July 5, 2016
Near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year

Near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year

May 27, 2016 – NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult. NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 […]

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Filed in General by on May 31, 2016

Press Releases

BCREPC Unveils Animated Introduction to Emergency Shelter System

BCREPC Unveils Animated Introduction to Emergency Shelter System

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) announces the availability of a 90-second animation providing an introduction to the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Shelter System. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the Emergency Shelter System with Cape residents and visitors. The animation was produced by motion graphic artist Amar Rambhadjan at the Cape […]

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Filed in Press Releases by on September 26, 2016
Falmouth to host 4th annual Family Emergency Preparedness Fire Prevention Fair

Falmouth to host 4th annual Family Emergency Preparedness Fire Prevention Fair

The Falmouth Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Divisions of the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department is hosting a Family Emergency Preparedness and Fire Prevention Fair on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gus Canty Recreation Center, 790 Main Street, in Falmouth. The event is free of charge. Falmouth’s Assistant Emergency Management […]

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Filed in Press Releases by on September 14, 2016
Pet Care Group Meets September 18, 2016

Pet Care Group Meets September 18, 2016

The Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team (CCDART) will hold its annual meeting Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the Cape Wildlife Center, 4011 Main Street, Barnstable, MA, from 3 – 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and everyone over the age of 18 is welcome. Light refreshments will be served CCDART is […]

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Filed in Press Releases by on September 13, 2016

Announcements

September 7 BCREPC Regular Meeting

September 7 BCREPC Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Harbor View Conference Room at the Barnstable County Complex 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 AGENDA I. Welcome/Introductions II. Minutes: July 6, 2016 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements by on September 2, 2016
July 6 BCREPC Regular Meeting

July 6 BCREPC Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Harbor View Conference Room at the Barnstable County Complex 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 AGENDA I. Welcome/Introductions II. Minutes: May 4, 2016 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements, Meeting Agendas by on June 23, 2016
MBTA Passenger Rail Exercise

MBTA Passenger Rail Exercise

On Saturday, May 14th, 2016, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) conducted an emergency evacuation drill by simulating a derailment of a passenger rail train. The drill was carried out at the Barnstable County Complex in Barnstable Village.

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Filed in Announcements, General by on May 25, 2016

Be Prepared

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

The week of May 15th – 21st 2016 is NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness Week. Each day of the week, a new preparedness tip is emphasized and supported with useful planning tools and educational resources. The 7 focus areas are: Determine Your Risk, Develop an Evacuation Plan, Secure an Insurance Check-up, Assemble Disaster Supplies, Strengthen Your Home, […]

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Filed in General, Preparedness by on May 16, 2016
MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR APPROACHING EXTREME COLD WEATHER

MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR APPROACHING EXTREME COLD WEATHER

Before Extreme Cold Weather  · Be aware of weather conditions by monitoring the media. · Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel, as well as emergency heating equipment in case you lose electricity. · Have a well-stocked Emergency Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food and a manual can opener. […]

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Filed in Announcements, Preparedness by on January 8, 2015
ENDURE Cape Cod Study

ENDURE Cape Cod Study

Please take a moment to fill out the ENDURE Cape Cod survey: www.endurecapecod.org

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Filed in Preparedness by on March 27, 2014

Meeting Agendas

May 4 BCREPC Regular Meeting

May 4 BCREPC Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Harbor View Conference Room at the Barnstable County Complex 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 AGENDA I. Welcome/Introductions II. Minutes: April 6, 2016 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements, Meeting Agendas by on April 28, 2016
April 12, 2016 BCREPC Executive Committee Meeting

April 12, 2016 BCREPC Executive Committee Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Executive Committee The BCREPC Executive Committee of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Resource Development Office Conference Room at Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 Agenda I. […]

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Filed in Announcements, Meeting Agendas by on April 7, 2016
March 14, BCREPC Executive Committee Meeting

March 14, BCREPC Executive Committee Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Executive Committee The BCREPC Executive Committee of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Harborview Conference Room at Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 Agenda I. Introduction of […]

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Filed in Announcements, Meeting Agendas by on March 9, 2016