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[10:30 AM] June 7, 2021 |  Heat advisories for Western, MA and Eastern, MA excluding the Cape and Islands and South Shore

[10:30 AM] June 7, 2021 | Heat advisories for Western, MA and Eastern, MA excluding the Cape and Islands and South Shore

Heat Advisory June 6th-8th The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory throughout most of the Commonwealth. The advisory is issued from Sunday 6/6 to Tuesday 6/8 with most of the region experiencing temperatures above 90 degrees. Temperature highs will be 90-95 degrees each day of the advisory with Monday 6/7 being the […]

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Filed in Announcements, General, Storm Press Releases by on June 7, 2021
[4:05 AM] May 28, 2021 | Gusty Winds and Heavy Rain for the Cape & Islands Tonight/Tomorrow

[4:05 AM] May 28, 2021 | Gusty Winds and Heavy Rain for the Cape & Islands Tonight/Tomorrow

Gusty Winds and Heavy Rain for the Cape & Islands Tonight and Tomorrow OVERVIEW: ▪Widespread 1-2” of rain which may be heavy at times ▪ Wind gusts up to 50 MPH over The Islands may cause power outages ▪ Hazardous marine conditions and some splash over along east coastal locations also a possibility TIMING: Heaviest […]

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[3:30 PM] May 26, 2021 | Weather Update

[3:30 PM] May 26, 2021 | Weather Update

Scattered Strong to Severe Storms Possible Wednesday Afternoon and Evening [3:30 PM] May 26, 2021 | Update The most recent guidance suggests that the later timing of the development of storms in western MA should minimalize the impact to our region.   The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee will continue to monitor the situation.  The […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on May 26, 2021

Press Releases

[11:23 AM] November 23, 2020 | Tornado Warning

[11:23 AM] November 23, 2020 | Tornado Warning

Tornado Warning Alert: The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a * Tornado Warning for… Northeastern Dukes County in southeastern Massachusetts… Southeastern Barnstable County in southeastern Massachusetts… * Until noon EST. * At 1122 AM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Edgartown, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD…Tornado. […]

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Filed in Announcements, Storm Press Releases by on November 23, 2020
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

Announcements

[9:15 AM] February 18, 2021 | Winter Weather Update – Snowfall Expected Today into Friday

[9:15 AM] February 18, 2021 | Winter Weather Update – Snowfall Expected Today into Friday

Thursday, February 18, 2021/ 9:15 AM – Snow in the southeast parts of the state will spread across the remainder of the state in the late morning or early afternoon today. Snow will continue through Thursday night into Friday that will range from 3-7 inches. Snow may mix with rain or sleet over southeastern Mass, […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on February 18, 2021
[3:15 PM] February 7, 2021 | Winter Weather Update

[3:15 PM] February 7, 2021 | Winter Weather Update

Most of the very warm air at the surface in coastal sections has been dislodged after the winds moved around to NNE and the column is rapidly cooling. Heavy snow is stacking up in many areas. Over the Cape/Islands, early warm temperatures prevented accumulation, but it should continue to accumulate now. Surface Low pressure continues […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on February 7, 2021
[11:25 AM] February 7, 2021| Winter Weather Update

[11:25 AM] February 7, 2021| Winter Weather Update

[1125 AM | Steady to Heavy Snow Timing] Here are timing probabilities of snow w/ visibilities under 1 mile (steady snow). Focus on areas in red & purple which are around 90-100%. Steady snow overspreads SNE next couple hours, then focused in E MA, RI & Cape Cod late-afternoon and /tonight. [1125 AM | Steady […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on February 7, 2021

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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Filed in General, Preparedness by on June 23, 2020
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