Storm Press Releases

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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BCREPC Regional Emergency Shelter Update: No Activation Prior to Storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 3, 2018
BCREPC Regional Emergency Shelter Update: No Activation Prior to Storm

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Shelter System will NOT be activated prior to the onset of the storm The BCREPC will monitor conditions on Thursday and Friday to determine if Regional Emergency Shelter activation is required All Regional Emergency Shelter partners are on standby and ready to activate should the need arise BARNSTABLE (MA) January […]

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Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 3, 2018
Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Blizzard warning in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday Coastal flood warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Thursday At the height of the storm winds could gust as high as 70 mph Bitterly cold air will flow in behind the storm Citizens should be prepared for power […]

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BCREPC On Alert for Approaching Storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on October 29, 2017
BCREPC On Alert for Approaching Storm

A high wind warning in effect for Cape Cod and the Islands from 6 p.m. Sunday evening to 6 a.m. Monday. Winds will be from the southeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 75 mph possible early Monday. Possible impacts include damage to trees, power lines, and property especially given that trees remain […]

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BCREPC Stands Down From Jose

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 21, 2017
BCREPC Stands Down From Jose

Peak winds have passed and winds will slowly decline as Jose weakens over the next several days. The MACC will cease operations Thursday afternoon. The BCREPC conference call and media release schedule will end. The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held its last conference call associated with Tropical Storm Jose at 4 p.m. […]

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BCREPC Expects One More Day From Jose

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 21, 2017
BCREPC Expects One More Day From Jose

Jose is nearly stationary around 145 miles SE Nantucket and tropical storm warning remains up. Wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph on Cape Cod and 60 mph on Nantucket possible Thursday. Erosion threat for east-facing coastline through Friday. Scattered power outages across the Cape. Wind should start to slacken overnight and into Friday. Bands […]

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BCREPC Plays Waiting Game With Jose

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 20, 2017
BCREPC Plays Waiting Game With Jose

Jose has been drifting northeast and its wind field is widening as the system becomes extratropical. Possible movement to the west on Thursday afternoon could bring wind gusts of 50 mph on Cape Cod with up to 60 mph on Nantucket. Some possible coastal flooding and 1-2 foot surge along east- and southeast-facing coastal sections. […]

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BCREPC Maintains Watch as Jose Weakens

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on September 20, 2017
BCREPC Maintains Watch as Jose Weakens

The MACC became operational at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Jose has been weakening and downgraded to a tropical storm. Jose was located about 150 miles south of Nantucket at 8 a.m. with winds near 65 mph. Winds will gust to 55 mph on Cape Cod today with up to 60 mph on Nantucket. Some coastal flooding […]

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