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Tropical Storm Arthur: current REPC status

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, to discuss Tropical Storm Arthur.

Current forecasts indicate that Tropical Storm Arthur does not appear to pose a threat to Cape Cod and the Islands either through strong winds or storm surge over Thursday or Friday.

The BCREPC is closely monitoring the storm and given the current forecast does not anticipate activating the Regional Shelter System. If conditions change, the BCREPC will re-evaluate the situation.

The National Weather Service states there is a risk of ocean swells increasing to 10 to 15 feet along southern and southeastern coastal waters. Increased swells raise the risk of rip currents in the Saturday timeframe. Beachgoers should be aware of the rip current risk. For more information on rip currents visit