Press Releases

Barnstable County Emergency Shelters Serve 75 Overnight

Filed in Announcements, Storm Press Releases by on March 4, 2018
Barnstable County Emergency Shelters Serve 75 Overnight

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 4, 2018 – At 1 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, the client population at the 3 Barnstable County Regional Emergency Shelters was as follows: Falmouth High School – overnight population = 14 874 Gifford Street, Falmouth Barnstable Intermediate School – overnight population = 20 895 Falmouth Road, Hyannis Cape Cod Regional Technical […]

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Partial Activation of Barnstable County Regional Emergency Shelters Ordered

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 3, 2018
Partial Activation of Barnstable County Regional Emergency Shelters Ordered

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 3, 2018 – At 2 p.m. March 3, 2018, the executive committee of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) ordered a partial activation of the Regional Shelter System. The following regional shelters will open at 5 p.m.: Falmouth High School 874 Gifford Street, Falmouth Barnstable Intermediate School 895 Falmouth Road, […]

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Power Restoration Main Focus in Barnstable County

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 3, 2018
Power Restoration Main Focus in Barnstable County

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 3, 2018 – At its 10 a.m. March 3, 2018, conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) assessed the aftermath of Storm Riley and weighed the necessity of activating the Regional Shelter System. As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday there were approximately 98,000 without power on Cape Cod with Falmouth […]

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Winter Storm Riley Batters Barnstable County

Filed in Announcements, Storm Press Releases by on March 2, 2018
Winter Storm Riley Batters Barnstable County

The midday high tide forced the closure of Route 6A in Sandwich and Dennis The midnight tides are expected to reach and exceed the levels experience at noon Winds have been steady at tropical storm force with gusts exceeding 80 mph in several locations The County is experiencing power outages in the majority of towns […]

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Barnstable County Feeling Initial Effects of Winter Storm Riley

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 2, 2018
Barnstable County Feeling Initial Effects of Winter Storm Riley

National Weather Service high-wind warning in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday with wind gusts potentially at hurricane force Major/severe coastal flooding Friday and Saturday over at least 3 tide cycles starting with Friday’s midday tide and peaking on Saturday afternoon Heavy rain between 3 to 4 inches possible causing flooding in […]

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Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on March 1, 2018
Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Significant coastal flooding and beach erosion across eastern Massachusetts coast over at least 3 tide cycles from Friday through Saturday National Weather Service high-wind warning in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday with wind gusts potentially at hurricane force Heavy rain causing flooding in poor drainage areas Citizens should be prepared for […]

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Ladder Truck Donated to Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Training Academy

Filed in Press Releases by on February 21, 2018
Ladder Truck Donated to Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Training Academy

Barnstable County Commissioner and Chairman Leo Cakounes (l) accepts the title to the donated ladder truck from Hanover acting Town Manager Tony Marino and Fire Chief Jeff Blanchard on Wednesday morning at the Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Training Academy. BARNSTABLE (MA) February 21, 2018 – The Town of Hanover has donated a 110-foot aerial […]

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Barnstable County Stands Down from Emergency Operations

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 5, 2018
Barnstable County Stands Down from Emergency Operations

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) has concluded emergency operations for Storm Grayson. After a 24-hour operational period, the BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) demobilized at 8 a.m. Friday. The BCREPC gives its heartfelt thanks to its emergency operations partners who staffed the MACC: Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team Eversource Energy […]

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Barnstable County Faces Frigid Temps in Storm’s Wake

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 4, 2018
Barnstable County Faces Frigid Temps in Storm’s Wake

Afternoon high tide created significant problems along north and east-facing coastline Midnight high tide should not be as significant Bitterly cold air will flow in behind the storm creating severe icing conditions Citizens should be prepared for power outages The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 3 p.m. Thursday, […]

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Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 4, 2018
Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats

Coastal flood expected along north-facing shoreline at time of afternoon high tide At the height of the storm winds could gust at hurricane force Bitterly cold air will flow in behind the storm changing creating severe icing conditions Citizens should be prepared for power outages The Barnstable County MACC is online as of 8 a.m. […]

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