Barnstable County takes stock as storm pulls away

Filed in Announcements by on March 14, 2017
  • Barnstable County MACC in operation until 6 p.m.
  • Regional Emergency Shelter System taken off standby
  • This is the last report related to this weather incident

At its 4 p.m. Tuesday conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed current conditions and the post-storm forecast.

STATUS: The Barnstable County All Hazard Incident Management Team will maintain operations at the BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Regional Emergency Shelter System will not be activated and has been taken off standby. This is the last report related to this weather incident.

The early afternoon high tide was not as bad as expected for north-facing beaches on Cape Cod Bay. A number of towns are experiencing power outages. Electric utility Eversource hopes to have power restored to all areas by midnight.

Travel is expected to be very dangerous after midnight with the threat of black ice on the roadways as temperatures drop into the 20s. The BCREPC urges citizens to stay off the roads and highways until crews have had a chance to clear and treat them. In addition, citizens should not go near any downed wires or poles.

The BCREPC would like to thank the members of the Incident Management Team who stood the watch in the MACC today. In addition, the BCREPC would like to thank Eversource for providing a representative to the MACC.

For information about preparedness and the Regional Shelter System visit the Barnstable County REPC website at www.bcrepc.org. Follow the BCREPC on Twitter @bcrepc.

Additional information on preparedness is available from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at www.mass.gov/mema or the FEMA website at www.ready.gov or call 2-1-1. For specific local information, citizens should contact the emergency management office in their town.

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