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

No emergency shelter system activation

No emergency shelter system activation

BARNSTABLE (MA) January 7, 2017 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a planning conference call at 11 a.m. Saturday to review the latest forecasts on the winter storm approaching the Cape and Islands. Given the predicted duration of the storm, the “fluffy” consistency of the snow, and the moderation in temperature […]

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Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 7, 2017
Barnstable County Health Department Established 90 Years Ago

Barnstable County Health Department Established 90 Years Ago

In 1926, the Massachusetts legislature, at the behest of the county commissioners and citizens of Cape Cod, passed enabling legislation to establish the Barnstable County Health Department. In 2016, nine decades later, with additional and wide-ranging responsibilities, the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment (BCDHE) continues to deliver a variety of public health services […]

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Filed in Press Releases by on December 12, 2016
Barnstable County Employee Named to Federal Committee

Barnstable County Employee Named to Federal Committee

A senior environmental specialist at the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment has been named to a Federal advisory committee. On November 15, 2016, Marina Brock will join 14 others on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Government Advisory Committee. The committee’s role is to provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range […]

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Filed in Press Releases by on November 15, 2016

Announcements

January 4, 2017 Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Regular Meeting

January 4, 2017 Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 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: December 7, 2016 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements by on December 28, 2016
December 7 BCREPC Regular Meeting

December 7 BCREPC Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, December 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: September 7, 2016 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements by on December 2, 2016
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

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

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
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