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Multi-Agency Coordination Center Receives Large Shipment of PPE from MEMA

Multi-Agency Coordination Center Receives Large Shipment of PPE from MEMA

Information from Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Multi-Agency Coordination Center Receives Large Shipment of PPE from MEMA 22 communities on Cape & Islands will receive supplies BARNSTABLE (MA) July 24, 2020 –In the state’s on-going efforts to contain and stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this morning the National Guard delivered a shipment […]

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Filed in Announcements, General, Press Releases by on July 24, 2020
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
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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Filed in General, Preparedness by on June 23, 2020

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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Filed in Press Releases, Storm Press Releases by on August 4, 2020
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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Filed in Press Releases, Storm Press Releases by on August 2, 2020

Announcements

“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
Weather Update – May 15, 2020 | Severe Thunderstorms Possible Later Today

Weather Update – May 15, 2020 | Severe Thunderstorms Possible Later Today

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting that strong to severe thunderstorms will impact the state this afternoon into the evening.  Severe thunderstorms are possible later today in Barnstable County. The South Coast, Cape Cod, and the Islands are under a marginal risk. There will be two rounds of severe weather associated with this event. […]

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Filed in Announcements by on May 15, 2020
Barnstable County Facing Weather Threats and Possible Power Outages

Barnstable County Facing Weather Threats and Possible Power Outages

BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE POST OFFICE BOX 427 BARNSTABLE, MA 02630 BCREPC Media Release   Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee April For Immediate Release Barnstable County Facing Weather Threats and Possible Power Outages BARNSTABLE (MA) April 13, 2020 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) has activated […]

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Be Prepared

MLK Service Day Project

MLK Service Day Project

BCREPC AmeriCorps members Conor Terry and Cynthia Slemmer,  alongside American Red Cross AmeriCorps members Caitlin Rasche and Hannah Bourassa, served at the Cape Cod Elder Services as part of the MLK Day of Service Project. The members gave a group of attendees a presentation on disaster preparation, how to make a disaster kit, and the sheltering […]

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Filed in Announcements, General, Preparedness by on January 23, 2018
Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

The week of May 15th – 21st 2016 is NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness Week. Each day of the week, a new preparedness tip is emphasized and supported with useful planning tools and educational resources. The 7 focus areas are: Determine Your Risk, Develop an Evacuation Plan, Secure an Insurance Check-up, Assemble Disaster Supplies, Strengthen Your Home, […]

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Filed in General, Preparedness by on May 16, 2016
MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR APPROACHING EXTREME COLD WEATHER

MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR APPROACHING EXTREME COLD WEATHER

Before Extreme Cold Weather  · Be aware of weather conditions by monitoring the media. · Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel, as well as emergency heating equipment in case you lose electricity. · Have a well-stocked Emergency Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food and a manual can opener. […]

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Filed in Announcements, Preparedness by on January 8, 2015
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