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October 29, 2020 – Potential Impacts Tonight/Tomorrow of Post-Tropical Cyclone Zeta

October 29, 2020 – Potential Impacts Tonight/Tomorrow of Post-Tropical Cyclone Zeta

Information provided by MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY DATE: 10/29/2020 TIME: 3:30 PM SUBJECT: Post-Tropical Cyclone Zeta – Potential Impacts Tonight/TomorrowHurricane Zeta, now a strong post-tropical cyclone, will bring soaking rain to southern New England through tonight, with strong winds along the coast tonight into Friday. A widespread 1-2 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts […]

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October 29, 2020 – Wind Advisory for Cape Cod and the Islands

October 29, 2020 – Wind Advisory for Cape Cod and the Islands

Gusty winds will pick up tonight and continue on Friday. The strongest winds will be on Cape Cod and the Islands where a Wind Advisory is in effect. Snow appears likely along the I-95 corridor Friday morning.  Barnstable County Regional Emergency Committee will continue to monitor this forecast.

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October 28, 2020 – Weather Update

October 28, 2020 – Weather Update

Significant rainfall, especially late Thursday into Thursday night and some colder temps coming to Barnstable County.

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Press Releases

Tropical Storm Isaias Expected to Reach Cape Cod Region Mid-Day

Tropical Storm Isaias Expected to Reach Cape Cod Region Mid-Day

Isaias – Media Release 005 Barnstable, MA. (August 4, 2020) — At a 10:00 a.m. conference call on Tuesday, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) convened remotely to discuss updates to the forecast for Tropical Storm Isaias. Individuals present on the call included over 75 representatives from agencies across Cape Cod’s 15 towns and […]

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BCREPC Monitors Tropical Storm Isaias

BCREPC Monitors Tropical Storm Isaias

 Isaias – Media Release 004   Barnstable, MA. (August 3, 2020) — At a 10:00 a.m. conference call on Monday, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) convened remotely to discuss updates to the forecast for Tropical Storm Isaias. Individuals present on the call included over 75 representatives from agencies across Cape Cod’s 15 towns […]

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Filed in Press Releases, Storm Press Releases by on August 3, 2020
BCREPC Continues to Monitor Approach of Isaias, Now Downgraded to Tropical Storm

BCREPC Continues to Monitor Approach of Isaias, Now Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Isaias – Media Release 003 Barnstable, MA. (August 2, 2020) — At a 10:00 a.m. conference call on Sunday, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) convened remotely to discuss updates to the forecast for Isaias, now downgraded to a tropical storm. Individuals present on the call included over 75 representatives from agencies across […]

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Announcements

Register for International ShakeOut Day on October 15, 2020

Register for International ShakeOut Day on October 15, 2020

International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 15). While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing’s for sure: ShakeOut is still happening this year! As always, you can hold your #ShakeOut drill when and where you want. You can choose another date or several dates, and include people in […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on October 12, 2020
October 6, 2020 – Thunderstorms and Wind Advisory for Cape Cod & Islands On Wednesday

October 6, 2020 – Thunderstorms and Wind Advisory for Cape Cod & Islands On Wednesday

A strong cold front will bring the threat for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms across portions of Southern New England. A Wind Advisory has also been posted for the Cape and Islands from Wednesday at noon to Thursday at 2 AM for both pre and post-frontal winds with gusts up to 50 mph. Forecast: Isolated strong […]

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BCREPC Regular Teams Meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

BCREPC Regular Teams Meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Note:   This meeting will be held through remote participation by the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee pursuant to Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker’s Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting […]

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Be Prepared

Are You and Your Family Prepared?

Are You and Your Family Prepared?

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week in Massachusetts! We’ve partnered with Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and other agencies to remind you to prepare for the impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane.  In this video, Barnstable County’s Emergency Preparedness Specialist Andrew Platt, explains our regional shelter system on Cape Cod and provides tips on being ready for […]

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Filed in General, Preparedness by on July 16, 2020
“Hurricane Preparedness Week” Reminds Residents  to Prepare, Take Precautions

“Hurricane Preparedness Week” Reminds Residents to Prepare, Take Precautions

FRAMINGHAM – Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 12 – 18, 2020, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week in an effort to emphasize both the Commonwealth’s potential vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes, and the importance of preparing for their impact, including taking necessary precautions during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Residents and visitors are encouraged […]

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Filed in Announcements, Preparedness, Press Releases by on July 13, 2020
Preparing for Hurricane Season on Cape Cod During COVID-19

Preparing for Hurricane Season on Cape Cod During COVID-19

Andrew Platt, Barnstable County Emergency Preparedness Specialist, was recently interviewed in Emergency Management online magazine. He considers the complexity of dealing with both the pandemic and a major storm, and talks about how we are preparing.   Read the article HERE.

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