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Cape prepares for powerful ocean storm on Friday

The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee on Thursday advised Cape Cod residents to be ready for a powerful, long-duration, ocean storm that will hit the region early Friday.

The county meteorologist said that winds will increase on Friday morning with the greatest threat in the Cape/Islands area, where damaging hurricane force wind gusts of 75 to 80 mph may occur.

This will last from near 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Numerous power outages are likely. Citizens should be prepared for power outages with emergency supplies sufficient for three days.