General

[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

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

[Sat 430 PM] February 6, 2021 | Winter Weather Update

[Sat 430 PM] February 6, 2021 | Winter Weather Update

A quick-hitting winter storm will bring accumulating snow to much of S New England tomorrow, with rain mixed in at times across SE MA & RI. Mainly rain is expected for the Outer Cape and Nantucket. Snowfall rates could reach 2″/hr at times, particularly across Eastern MA and RI during the afternoon hours.   The snow […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on February 6, 2021
[7:45 PM] January 31, 202 – Significant Winter Storm Monday into Tuesday

[7:45 PM] January 31, 202 – Significant Winter Storm Monday into Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a winter storm to impact the Commonwealth starting early Monday and lasting into Tuesday. Massachusetts is expected to receive a widespread 12-18 inches of heavy wet snow accumulation with lesser amounts (6 to 8 inches) in the Connecticut River valley and Southeast Massachusetts. The Cape and Islands may […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on January 31, 2021
December 24, 2020 | Short Duration Storm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 24, 2020 | Short Duration Storm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Short Duration Storm on Christmas Eve and Christmas (Potential for Damaging Winds and Minor Flooding) A short duration, strong storm system will bring potentially damaging winds, heavy rain, and localized flooding to the Commonwealth tonight and lasting into Christmas Day (tomorrow). 25-40 mph sustained winds with the potential to increase slightly and damaging Southeastern gusts […]

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Filed in Announcements, General by on December 24, 2020

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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