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REPC Keeps Eye on Hurricane Arthur

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, to review planning for Hurricane Arthur.

Current forecasts indicate that Hurricane Arthur does not appear to pose a threat to Cape Cod either through strong winds or storm surge on Friday night into Saturday. Current forecasts indicate the hurricane will be at its closest point to Cape Cod during the early hours of Saturday morning and should depart the area quickly. There is a chance of tropical-storm-force winds in the range of 40-50 mph on Nantucket and the outer Cape for a brief period of time during the storm’s closest passage. A period of heavy rain will precede the storm on 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.