Barnstable County Takes Stock in Wake of Wind Event

Report from BCREPC multi-agency coordination center...
(Wareham DNR photo)

BARNSTABLE (MA) – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10:30 a.m. October 17, 2019, to review the effects of the high winds that pummeled Cape Cod and the region overnight and continuing into Thursday.

Intense low pressure over central NH will continue to slowly pull away. However, the intense pressure gradient between departing low pressure and high pressure to the west will create an increase in winds during the day Thursday. A high-wind warning has been re-issued for the Cape and Islands until 6 p.m. Thursday.

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The BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) operated by the Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team was activated at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to assist local agencies as required.

No Regional Emergency Shelter System activation is planned at this time, but the BCREPC will continue to assess the situation. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on