February nor’easter: current REPC status
BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, to discuss the upcoming winter storm.
The most recent forecasts indicate that the storm will arrive Saturday evening and hit peak intensity overnight. It is a fairly fast moving system and is ecpected pull away from the area by Sunday morning.
The BCREPC is closely monitoring the storm has taken the following actions:
The Regional Shelter System volunteer personnel have been put on alert.
The Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) operated by the Barnstable County Incident Management Team will begin operations at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 15.
A conference call will be held on Sunday morning, February 16, to assess the impact of the storm.
If necessary, the BCREPC is positioned to open the regional shelters on Sunday afternoon.
Governor Patrick has asked people east of Worcester to stay off the roads from 5 p.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday because of the possibility of dangerous travel conditions.
For information about preparedness and sheltering visit the Barnstable County REPC website at www.bcrepc.org. Follow the BCREPC on Twitter @bcrepc.
Additional information on preparedness is available from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at www.mass.gov/mema or the FEMA website at www.ready.gov or call 2-1-1. For specific local information, citizens should contact the emergency management office in their town.