BCREPC Regional Emergency Shelter Update: No Activation Prior to Storm

Filed in Storm Press Releases by on January 3, 2018
  • The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Shelter System will NOT be activated prior to the onset of the storm
  • The BCREPC will monitor conditions on Thursday and Friday to determine if Regional Emergency Shelter activation is required
  • All Regional Emergency Shelter partners are on standby and ready to activate should the need arise

BARNSTABLE (MA) January 3, 2018 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) will NOT activate the Regional Emergency Shelter System prior to the onset of Winter Storm Grayson on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The BCREPC will monitor conditions throughout the day Thursday and into Friday to determine if Regional Emergency Shelter activation is required.

The Regional Emergency Shelter partners including the American Red Cross (ARC), the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (CCMRC), the Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team, the Lower Cape Animal Shelter Team (LCAST), and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) have placed their volunteers on standby and are ready to respond should the need arise. These volunteer agencies work in close collaboration with Barnstable County and police and fire departments across Cape Cod.

For information about preparedness and the Regional Shelter System visit the Barnstable County REPC website at www.bcrepc.org. Follow the BCREPC on Twitter @bcrepc.

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