General

[4:45 AM] July 29 , 2021 | Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Late Thursday Into Early Friday

[4:45 AM] July 29 , 2021 | Isolated Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Late Thursday Into Early Friday

There is currently a low risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms tonight into the early hours of Friday in our region. While showers and even a few thunderstorms could develop by the late afternoon hours, those are expected to remain below severe criteria. In addition, there is a low risk of flooding should […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on July 29, 2021
Preparing For Atlantic Hurricane Season on Cape Cod: What You Need to Know

Preparing For Atlantic Hurricane Season on Cape Cod: What You Need to Know

July 11, 2021 – It is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Massachusetts.  How prepared are you?  Do you know if you are in a flood zone? Do you have an evacuation plan? Do you know where emergency shelters are activated on Cape Cod? Below find information on ways to be prepared and what to do in […]

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[8:00 AM] July 9, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Activates Multi-Agency Coordination Center

[8:00 AM] July 9, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Activates Multi-Agency Coordination Center

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Activates Multi-Agency Coordination Center   Public is reminded to take safeguards as Tropical Storm Elsa passes over Cape Cod & the Islands today July 9, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – Members of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call on Friday morning, July 9, to review […]

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Press Releases

[9:00 AM] July 8, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee is on Alert for Tropical Storm Elsa

[9:00 AM] July 8, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee is on Alert for Tropical Storm Elsa

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee is on Alert for Tropical Storm Elsa Public asked to take safeguards as Elsa is expected to pass over southeast New England around dawn on Friday July 9. July 8, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – Members of the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call on Thursday […]

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Filed in Announcements, General, Press Releases by on July 8, 2021
[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
[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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Announcements

[6:00 PM] July 8, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Tropical Storm Elsa Update

[6:00 PM] July 8, 2021 | Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Tropical Storm Elsa Update

Information from Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Situation At 5 PM, Tropical Storm Elsa was located 300 miles southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1006 mb. Elsa is moving toward the northeast near 21 mph. On the forecast track, Elsa will pass near […]

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[3:30 PM] July 7, 2021 | BCREPC Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Elsa

[3:30 PM] July 7, 2021 | BCREPC Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Elsa

Incident or Event Overview Situation At 11:00am, Tropical storm Elsa was located 65 miles north-northwest of Cedar Key, Florida with 65 mph maximum sustained winds and a minimum central pressure of 999 mb. Elsa is moving north near 14 mph and will continue to move inland. There is still some uncertainty regarding Elsa’s exact track […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on July 7, 2021
[7:30 AM] July 7, 2021 | BCREPC Monitors Tropical Storm Elsa

[7:30 AM] July 7, 2021 | BCREPC Monitors Tropical Storm Elsa

Are you prepared? Although the sun is shining and we expect temperatures in the mid to upper 80s today on Cape Cod and the Islands, it is important to be prepared for Tropical Storm Elsa, likely to bring us 40 knot winds and potentially heavy and damaging rain later this week. Always #BePrepared for weather […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on July 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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