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Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on? In what appears to have been the largest power outage since Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Cape saw nearly 120,000 people without power during the […]

3/21/18 at 1:58 pm     142      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News, Newsroom Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

p.m. update: Latest statement from BCREPC “At its 10 a.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and the status of the regional shelter system.Significant gains in power restoration have occurred since Wednesday at 6 p.m. when well over 100,000 subscribers were without […]

3/15/18 at 4:35 pm     126      , , ,     CapeCod.com
Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Baker visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center to discuss storm recovery

Baker visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center to discuss storm recovery

Charlie Baker joined Senator Vinny deMacedo, Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake, Representative Will Crocker, Representative Randy Hunt, Representative Tim Whelan, utility representatives and municipal officials from Barnstable County to discuss the impact of the most recent nor’easter at the Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center and to thank first responders for their efforts throughout […]

3/15/18 at 4:21 pm     118      , , ,     Wicked Local
Local Health News, Newsroom Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

fectious-disease specialist from Falmouth with a long history of treating patients with Lyme disease has been appointed to a national subcommittee studying tick-borne illness. Dr. Sam T. Donta was one of 53 people assigned this month to serve on six subcommittees of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, which is charged with advising the U.S. […]

3/1/18 at 5:34 pm     190      , ,     Cape Cod Times
Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Cape prepares for powerful ocean storm on Friday

Cape prepares for powerful ocean storm on Friday

arnstable 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 […]

3/1/18 at 3:37 pm     183      , ,     Wicked Local
Local Health News, Newsroom The 2017-2018 Influenza Season: Stay Informed

The 2017-2018 Influenza Season: Stay Informed

he most up-to-date flu information from the Centers for Disease Control for the 2017-2018 flu season.

1/30/18 at 5:14 pm     381      , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Local Health News Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Announces Free Support Groups

Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Announces Free Support Groups

ape Cod Hoarding Task Force announces the availability of free peer support groups for compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding during the fall of 2016. These action-oriented self-help support groups, which are regularly offered across Cape Cod, are 15 sessions spread over 20 weeks. They are based on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving […]

9/7/16 at 2:18 pm     2092     
Local Health News Rats! Reports Of The Furry Pests Surge in Mashpee

Rats! Reports Of The Furry Pests Surge in Mashpee

ee health agent Glen E. Harrington has received significantly more reports and complaints of rats in residential Mashpee this year than he has in the past. “Absolutely,” he said, when asked if Mashpee has seen an increase of reports of the furry pest. “We have gotten them before, but they have become more prevalent and […]

7/22/16 at 1:15 pm     1865          Mashpee Enterprise