Storm Recovery Update from Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee

Eversource has 70 line crews and 50 tree crews at work...
(Eversource photo)

BARNSTABLE (MA)  – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10 a.m. Thursday. Electric utility Eversource provided an update on its ongoing efforts to restore power to approximately 18,000 people on the Cape. Eversource reported there are 70 line crews and 50 tree crews at work with a prediction of Saturday at 8 p.m. for global restoration.

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The BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) operated by the Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team operated overnight and plans to remain in operation throughout the day Friday. 

No Regional Emergency Shelter System activation is planned at this time. 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