Barnstable County Emergency Planners Watch Jose

No plans to activate shelter system at this time...

BCREPC Monitors Approach of Hurricane Jose

  • Onset of Jose expected overnight Tuesday into Wednesday depending on track.
  • Current National Weather Service peak wind forecast is 20-30 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
  • To be safe, citizens should earnestly prepare for the potential of significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties.
  • Scattered power and communications outages are possible.
  • Localized minor storm surge possible, particularly on east- and southeast-facing coastline.
  • Peak rainfall amounts: 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts.
  • Urgent request from the United States Coast Guard to paddle craft owners: pull your craft inland to avoid needless searches should they be washed out to sea.
  • Storm could meander off the coast prolonging adverse weather conditions.

    BARNSTABLE (MA) September 18, 2017 – At its 10 a.m. conference call on Monday, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the outlook for the impacts of Hurricane Jose on Barnstable County.

    STATUS: The BCREPC will hold another conference all at 4 p.m. Monday to assess the latest forecasts. There are no plans at this time to activate the Regional Emergency Shelter System. The BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) is on standby.

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


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