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BCREPC met at 4:30pm to discuss the latest updates on power restoration, support to community 

 Media Alert 006: 

Information from  the  Barnstable County  Emergency Planning Committee  (BCREPC) 



Regional Response to Nor’easter in its Third Full Day 

BCREPC met at 4:30pm to discuss the latest updates on power restoration, support to community 

October 28, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC), comprised of state, county, and local officials, first responders, emergency managers, elected officials, and other regional partners, met for the sixth time this afternoon on a remote call to discuss storm impact across the region and the strategy for recovery. The next meeting will take place tomorrow, 10/29, at 10:30 AM.   


No changes to weather forecast since earlier media alert. 


Eversource continues steady progress with power restoration efforts as 1,200 crews have been working throughout the day to troubleshoot and attend to downed wires Cape-wide. The focus continues to be on public safety, clearing blocked roadways and resolving electrical hazards. Local communities/DPWs are assisting with clean-up, allowing Eversource to prioritize restoration. While Eversource has released a global estimated time of restoration (ETR) of Saturday, October 30th at 6pm, it is anticipated that town by town ETRs will be available within the next 24 hours.   

Open Cape and Verizon continue to respond to wireless service impacts. AT&T is tied to the Open Cape system and while several cuts impacting cell service have been repaired, additional repairs are required. It is anticipated that crews will have access to a primary damage site in Centerville at 8 PM this evening to begin service restoration.  

Verizon has been chiefly impacted by the power outage and is bringing in a mobile unit to enhance the signal. This asset is onsite and should alleviate increased capacity issues. The unit is anticipated to be up and running by 6:30 PM this evening.  


The MACC continues to assist the 15 towns and various agencies with service requests, and is on stand-by in the event a shelter needs to be activated.  


The public is being urged to avoid unnecessary, non-work related travel, particularly overnight, to allow clean-up and line crews to work quickly and efficiently.  If you are experiencing a power outage, contact Eversource directly at 800-592-2000.   

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE:The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) is a coalition of law enforcement, fire service, health care, public health, public works, EMS, military, and numerous other affiliated agencies as outlined by the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Committee (SERC).  It represents the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth in Barnstable County, and the town of Nantucket in NantucketCounty. The mission of the BCREPC is to harness the power of planning, cooperation, and interoperability to assist Cape Cod communities in mitigating the threat from any hazard which may require the response of multiple jurisdictions. Learn more at