Storm Press Releases

Barnstable County Watches and Waits

Barnstable County Watches and Waits

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 21, 2018 – At its 4 p.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of Winter Storm Toby. According to weather forecasters, the storm will not be as intense locally as the previous systems that battered the Cape in March. Nevertheless, the BCREPC is keeping an […]

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 21, 2018
Ocean Storm Threatens Barnstable County—Again

Ocean Storm Threatens Barnstable County—Again

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 21, 2018 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10 a.m. March 21, 2018, to discuss plans for the approaching nor’easter. There is a great deal of uncertainty around the forecast of this storm and the amount of snow expected. Latest guidance has winds picking […]

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 21, 2018
Barnstable County Stands Down from Storm Skylar Operations

Barnstable County Stands Down from Storm Skylar Operations

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 15, 2018 – At its 4 p.m. conference call on Thursday, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and the status of the regional shelter system. Significant gains in power restoration have occurred since Thursday morning at 10 a.m. when Eversource reported […]

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 15, 2018
Significant Progress in Barnstable County Power Restoration

Significant Progress in Barnstable County Power Restoration

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 15, 2018 – At its 10 a.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and the status of the regional shelter system. Significant gains in power restoration have occurred since Wednesday at 6 p.m. when well over 100,000 subscribers were […]

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 15, 2018
Barnstable County Shelters to Remain in Operation

Barnstable County Shelters to Remain in Operation

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 14, 2018 – At its 4 p.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and the plans for the regional shelter system. Given the slow pace of power restoration, the BCREPC determined that the following emergency shelters will remain open until […]

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 14, 2018

Preparedness Articles

MLK Service Day Project

MLK Service Day Project

BCREPC AmeriCorps members Conor Terry and Cynthia Slemmer,  alongside American Red Cross AmeriCorps members Caitlin Rasche and Hannah Bourassa, served at the Cape Cod Elder Services as part of the MLK Day of Service Project. The members gave a group of attendees a presentation on disaster preparation, how to make a disaster kit, and the sheltering […]

Filed in Announcements, General, Preparedness by on January 23, 2018
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, […]

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. […]

Filed in Announcements, Preparedness by on January 8, 2015

Utilities Contacts

To report natural gas outages caused by the storm, contact National Grid at their Citizen Report Outage Line: 1-800-548-8000

To report power outages to Eversource (formerly NSTAR):
Call 800-592-2000

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