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BCREPC Surveys the Aftermath of the October Storm

  • The intense storm is wrapping up and on its way out
  • Approximately 14,000 Eversource customers are without power on Cape Cod
  • Eversource is bringing in additional line crews and downed-wire guards and hopes to restore power to most customers on Monday

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10 a.m. Monday to review the aftermath of the intense storm that ripped through the area late Sunday night into Monday morning with wind gusts that reached hurricane force in some areas. The major concern is the approximately 14,000 Eversource customers who were without power as of the 10 a.m. call. The towns of Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee, and Barnstable were particularly hard hit. A representative from Eversource said the company is bringing in additional line crews and downed-wire guards and hopes to have the power back on to most places by the end of the day.

The BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) operated by the Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team began operations at 10 p.m. Sunday evening. During the early morning hours of Monday the MACC assisted communities with issues primarily regarding power outages. The BCREPC thanks Eversource for assigning personnel to the MACC to facilitate communications between the utility and the towns. In addition, the BCREPC thanks the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for providing personnel to ease communications between the county and the state.

STATUS: The BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) will remain operational until further notice.