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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Barnstable County Public Health officials are closely working with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable County Public Health officials encourage residents to stay informed about COVID-19.

3/2/20 at 5:19 pm     1055
Emergency Preparedness, National Health News, Newsroom CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Learn how to prevent cold-related health problems and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.

1/2/19 at 12:10 pm     1108      , , ,
Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Emergency Personnel to Provide Hurricane Assistance in Florida

Barnstable County Emergency Personnel to Provide Hurricane Assistance in Florida

Members of the Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team deployed yesterday to help with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael. The team will support Florida’s Emergency Operations Center to help set Points of Distribution, which are used to hand out food, water, ice and sometimes fuel in the areas most effected by the […]

10/18/18 at 12:56 pm     707
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     1107      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
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     937      , , ,     Wicked Local
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     952      , ,     Wicked Local
Emergency Preparedness Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats

Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 03 – Storm Grayson January 4, 2018 For Immediate Release Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats  Coastal flood expected along north-facing shoreline at time of afternoon high tide At the height of the storm winds could gust at hurricane force Bitterly cold air will flow in behind […]

1/4/18 at 11:36 am     1126      ,
Emergency Preparedness Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 01 – January Storm January 3, 2018 For Immediate Release Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm   Blizzard warning in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday Coastal flood warning in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Thursday At the height of the […]

1/3/18 at 12:02 pm     1061      ,