Press Releases

Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

Filed in Press Releases by on June 30, 2015
Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

BARNSTABLE (MA) June 30, 2015 –With the arrival of the summer boating season, the Barnstable Fire Department, Barnstable Harbormaster, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, and Cape Cod Sea Sports have joined forces to present a Water and Sun Safety Day. This event will be held at the Barnstable Fire Department in Barnstable Village […]

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Volunteers needed for local emergency drill in Mashpee

Filed in Press Releases by on April 16, 2015
Volunteers needed for local emergency drill in Mashpee

After disasters, well-meaning civic-minded volunteers will often swamp emergency relief agencies seeking an opportunity to help. In the past, this has led to agencies spending precious time trying to deal with the spontaneous volunteers instead of helping the victims. This situation led to the creation of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) concept, an operation in […]

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Barnstable County REPC: no plan to open regional shelters

Filed in Announcements, Press Releases, Storm Press Releases by on February 15, 2015
Barnstable County REPC:  no plan to open regional shelters

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 1 p.m. Sunday to discuss the impact of the ongoing winter storm. With power outages localized and an encouraging report from Eversource about the progress of power restorations, the BCREPC has determined that the Regional Shelter System will not be activated at […]

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Barnstable County REPC outlines approach to weekend storm

Filed in Press Releases, Storm Press Releases by on February 13, 2015
Barnstable County REPC outlines approach to weekend storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 4 p.m. Friday to discuss the significant winter storm predicted to hit Cape Cod over the Saturday/Sunday time frame. The latest forecast indicates the storm will produce high winds and a considerable amount of blowing and drifting snow. It should be of […]

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Barnstable County REPC on alert for weekend storm

Filed in Announcements, Press Releases, Storm Press Releases by on February 12, 2015
Barnstable County REPC on alert for weekend storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 3 p.m. Thursday to discuss the winter storm predicted to hit Cape Cod over the Saturday/Sunday time frame. The latest forecast indicates that the storm could be significant, packing high winds and a considerable amount of snow. A decision on whether or […]

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No BCREPC activation planned for Monday storm

Filed in Press Releases by on February 1, 2015
No BCREPC activation planned for Monday storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 2015, to discuss the winter storm predicted to arrive in the early hours of February 2. Compared to the storm last week, the upcoming event does not appear to pose the same level of concern for Cape […]

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All Regional Shelters, MACC closed

Filed in Press Releases by on January 28, 2015
All Regional Shelters, MACC closed

The six Cape Cod Regional Shelters and the Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) are closed as of 6 p.m. January 28, 2015.

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Regional Shelter System winds down after 2015 January blizzard

Filed in Press Releases by on January 28, 2015
Regional Shelter System winds down after 2015 January blizzard

The following Barnstable County Regional Shelters are closed as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Falmouth High School, 874 Gifford Street, Falmouth Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Road, Hyannis Dennis-Yarmouth High School, 210 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Harwich Nauset Regional High School, 100 Cable Road, […]

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Regional shelters open overnight

Filed in Press Releases by on January 27, 2015
Regional shelters open overnight

The Barnstable County Regional Shelter System will remain open overnight. A decision on continued operations will be made during the Regional Emergency Planning Committee meeting Wednesday morning.

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Route 6A, Sandwich Detour

Filed in Press Releases by on January 27, 2015
Route 6A, Sandwich Detour

In anticipation of the afternoon high tide, Route 6A will be detoured around the Scorton Creek bridge in Sandwich at 4 pm Tuesday, January 27. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Old County Road to Howland Lane and back to Route 6A. Westbound traffic will take Howland Lane to Old County Road to rejoin Route […]

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