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 Stands Down From Jose

BCREPC Stands Down From Jose

Peak winds have passed and winds will slowly decline as Jose weakens over the next several days. The MACC will cease operations Thursday afternoon. The BCREPC conference call and media release schedule will end. The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held its last conference call associated with Tropical Storm Jose at 4 p.m. […]

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Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 21, 2017
BCREPC Expects One More Day From Jose

BCREPC Expects One More Day From Jose

Jose is nearly stationary around 145 miles SE Nantucket and tropical storm warning remains up. Wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph on Cape Cod and 60 mph on Nantucket possible Thursday. Erosion threat for east-facing coastline through Friday. Scattered power outages across the Cape. Wind should start to slacken overnight and into Friday. Bands […]

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Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 21, 2017
BCREPC Plays Waiting Game With Jose

BCREPC Plays Waiting Game With Jose

Jose has been drifting northeast and its wind field is widening as the system becomes extratropical. Possible movement to the west on Thursday afternoon could bring wind gusts of 50 mph on Cape Cod with up to 60 mph on Nantucket. Some possible coastal flooding and 1-2 foot surge along east- and southeast-facing coastal sections. […]

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Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 20, 2017

Announcements

South Korea Turns to Barnstable County for Hazardous Materials Advice

South Korea Turns to Barnstable County for Hazardous Materials Advice

Updated Jul 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM BARNSTABLE — A delegation from South Korea visited the Barnstable County Complex on Friday to discuss the county’s strategies for managing hazardous materials. The group of 14 researchers, graduate students, engineers and industry experts was the second delegation to visit Barnstable County from South Korea. In June 2016, a smaller group visited to […]

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Filed in Announcements by on August 29, 2017
September 6, 2017 BCREPC Regular Meeting

September 6, 2017 BCREPC Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 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: August 2, 2017 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements by on August 29, 2017
August 2, 2017 Regular BCREPC Meeting

August 2, 2017 Regular BCREPC Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 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: June 7, 2017 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and Programs: • […]

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Filed in Announcements by on July 31, 2017

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