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

Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

Come 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

12:00 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

Gov. 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
National Health News The end is near: Flu has ‘definitely peaked’ for the 2017-18 season

The end is near: Flu has ‘definitely peaked’ for the 2017-18 season

Flu has been shown the door in the United States. Illness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly surveillance report indicated Friday. Just 5% of people who visited their doctors did so while complaining of flu-like illness, down from 6.4% the previous […]

3/7/18 at 1:27 pm     170      , ,     CNN
National Health News, Newsroom USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Winter Storms

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Winter Storms

Winter storms can present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food. Residents in the path of these storms should pay close attention to the forecast. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recommends that consumers take the following steps to reduce food waste […]

3/7/18 at 1:07 pm     170      , ,     United States Department of Agriculture
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

An infectious-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

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 […]

3/1/18 at 3:37 pm     183      , ,     Wicked Local
National Health News, Newsroom Here’s what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

Here’s what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

According to the latest flu report from the state’s Department of Public Health, the Bay State has seen 8,152 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza so far in the 2017-2018 flu season. In the week ending Feb. 9 alone, Massachusetts had 2,281 confirmed cases of the flu. Massachusetts isn’t alone — more than half of the country is experiencing […]

2/12/18 at 8:48 am     316      ,     Boston.com