Archive for February, 2016

March 2, 2016 BCREPC Regular Meeting

Filed in Announcements, Meeting Agendas by on February 26, 2016
March 2, 2016 BCREPC Regular Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Innovation Room in the OpenCape Building at the Barnstable County Complex 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 AGENDA I. Welcome/Introductions II. Minutes: February 3, 2016 III. Status Reports from REPC Subcommittees and […]

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Department of Homeland Security

Filed in General by on February 26, 2016
Department of Homeland Security

Most people recall the color-coded threat level alert system implemented by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The system was a 5-tiered, colored alert system ranging from “Low” to “Severe.” In 2011, the original system was replaced with the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS). According to the Department of Homeland […]

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Get to Know National Weather Service Products

Filed in General by on February 18, 2016
Get to Know National Weather Service Products

The National Weather Service in Taunton, MA can issue over 30 different weather alerts to help keep the public safe prior to and during hazardous weather or weather-related events. It is important to become familiar with the terms used to describe changing weather conditions and what actions to take. Below is a link to the […]

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When is Ice Safe?

Filed in General by on February 18, 2016
When is Ice Safe?

Last week’s cold weather led to the development of ice on some of the ponds and lakes across Cape Cod. However, several days of above freezing temperatures and rain has compromised any safety the ice once had. Residents are advised to avoid heading out onto any frozen body of water in the area. This is […]

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As winter storm pulls away BCREPC stands down

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on February 8, 2016
As winter storm pulls away BCREPC stands down

BARNSTABLE (MA) February 8, 2016 – With weather reports indicating the winter storm is pulling away, and with minimal power outages on Cape Cod, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) made the decision to stand down during its 4:00 p.m. conference call. The Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) will end operations at […]

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BCREPC monitors winter storm — no shelter activation at this time

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on February 8, 2016
BCREPC monitors winter storm — no shelter activation at this time

BARNSTABLE (MA) February 8, 2016 – At its 10 a.m. conference call Monday the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the winter storm currently hitting Cape Cod. The BCREPC will continue to monitor the progress of the storm. The Regional Shelter System will not be activated at this time but all Regional Shelter […]

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BCREPC on alert for Monday storm—no shelter activation at this time

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on February 7, 2016
BCREPC on alert for Monday storm—no shelter activation at this time

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to discuss the winter weather predicted to arrive on Cape Cod on Monday. The National Weather Services has hoisted a Winter Storm Watch for Cape Cod and the Islands from Monday morning through Tuesday morning. At this time, the […]

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