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BCREPC Media Release 2014-01-001

BCREPC Media Release 2014-01-001

January 2, 2014

For Immediate Release 

January nor’easter: no activation of regional shelter system at this time

BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, to discuss the upcoming winter weather event.

The most recent forecasts indicate that the snow will be of the dry/fluffy variety and is not expected to cause wide-spread power outages. For that reason, the decision was made not to activate the regional shelter system at this time. The BCREPC will reevaluate conditions on Friday morning.

For information about preparedness and sheltering visit the Barnstable County REPC website at 

Additional information on preparedness is available from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at or the FEMA website at or call 2-1-1. For specific local information, citizens should contact the emergency management office in their town.