Preparedness

Are You and Your Family Prepared?

Filed in General, Preparedness by on July 16, 2020
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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“Hurricane Preparedness Week” Reminds Residents to Prepare, Take Precautions

Filed in Announcements, Preparedness, Press Releases by on July 13, 2020
“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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Preparing for Hurricane Season on Cape Cod During COVID-19

Filed in General, Preparedness by on June 23, 2020
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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MLK Service Day Project

Filed in Announcements, General, Preparedness by on January 23, 2018
MLK Service Day Project

BCREPC AmeriCorps members Conor Terry and Cynthia Slemmer,  alongside American Red Cross AmeriCorps members Caitlin Rasche and Hannah Bourassa, served at the Cape Cod Elder Services as part of the MLK Day of Service Project. The members gave a group of attendees a presentation on disaster preparation, how to make a disaster kit, and the sheltering […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Filed in General, Preparedness by on May 16, 2016
Hurricane Preparedness Week

The week of May 15th – 21st 2016 is NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness Week. Each day of the week, a new preparedness tip is emphasized and supported with useful planning tools and educational resources. The 7 focus areas are: Determine Your Risk, Develop an Evacuation Plan, Secure an Insurance Check-up, Assemble Disaster Supplies, Strengthen Your Home, […]

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MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR APPROACHING EXTREME COLD WEATHER

Filed in Announcements, Preparedness by on January 8, 2015
MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR APPROACHING EXTREME COLD WEATHER

Before Extreme Cold Weather  · Be aware of weather conditions by monitoring the media. · Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel, as well as emergency heating equipment in case you lose electricity. · Have a well-stocked Emergency Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food and a manual can opener. […]

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ENDURE Cape Cod Study

Filed in Preparedness by on March 27, 2014
ENDURE Cape Cod Study

Please take a moment to fill out the ENDURE Cape Cod survey: www.endurecapecod.org

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Basic Winter Storm Preparedness & Hypothermia Awareness

Filed in Preparedness by on December 16, 2013
Basic Winter Storm Preparedness & Hypothermia Awareness

TERMS TO LOOK FOR: Winter Storm Watch = Severe weather in the next 12-48 hours. Winter Storm Warning = Severe weather is here. Ice Storm Warning = Ice accumulations of ¼ inch plus. Blizzard Warning = Sustained winds or gusts to 35 mph or greater, with considerable falling or blowing snow. Visibility is less than […]

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