[January 15, 2022 – 7:00 AM] Media Alert 002: Multi Agency Coordination Center Secures Operations after Monitoring Extreme Weather Conditions Overnight

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Information from the Barnstable County Emergency Planning Committee 

     

Media Alert 002: Multi-Agency Coordination Center Secures Operations after Monitoring Extreme Weather Conditions Overnight 

MACC deactivated at 7:00 AM Saturday morning

January 15, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) activated the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) at 5:00 PM Friday and monitored conditions across the Cape and Islands throughout the night. Despite the high winds, there were relatively low power outages, and those reported were restored by Eversource promptly. 

Current outages are in the single digits in multiple towns across the Cape, with a total of 10 customers on Cape without power as of 7:00 AM.

Steamship Authority and Hyline Cruises have resumed service to the Islands.

The MACC secured operations at 7:00 AM and will maintain standard monitoring status. 

The BCREPC continues to warn of frigid temperatures throughout the day and will monitor the weather system coming into the region on Sunday night into Monday.  Temperatures on the Cape and Islands region are expected to be in the lows 9 °F to 15 °F overnight tonight.

Residents are reminded to limit time outside, check on their neighbors, and bring pets inside during freezing temperatures. Winter safety tips are provided at www.bcrepc.org

 About Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee: The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) is a coalition of law enforcement, fire service, health care, public health, public works, EMS, military, and numerous other affiliated agencies as outlined by the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Committee (SERC).  It represents the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth in Barnstable County, and the town of Nantucket in Nantucket County. The mission of the BCREPC is to harness the power of planning, cooperation, and interoperability to assist Cape Cod communities to mitigate the threat from any hazard which may require the response of multiple jurisdictions. 

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