Cape Cod and Barnstable Storm Information

October 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Posted in barnstable, barnstable town council, hurricane, janet joakim, Nstar | Leave a comment
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updated 10/29 phone numbers below in red

NOAA High Wind  Alert for Massachusetts Coastal Communities

( Please see also: Mass Emergemcy Managment information in previous post )  

  • SHELTER INFORMATION:   The regional shelter system is in place – Both D/Y High School  and Sandwich High School will be open. Both shelters are pet friendly.  Map location for Dennis Yarmouth High: 210 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA
    Map location for Sandwich High School: 365 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA
  • Red Cross actually has an app and other useful information here   Their phone number is:
  • Barnstable and at this point most if not all schools closed – The Governor requested all schools be cancelled
  • MA given Fed state of emergency designation
  • In Washington DC federal gov. closed
  • For current storm forecast updates: For up-to-date storm forecast from NOAA
  • NSTAR Information – lots of good links etc to store in your smartphone:
    Visit NSTAR’s Storm Center for more information about steps you can take before the storm and important generator safety. During the storm, should your power go out you can report it by using our “Report an Outage” tool or by calling us at 800-592-2000. A map depicting outages across our service territory is also available.
  • UPDATE: Town Of Barnstable Information:
    If you see a situation that will create a public safety concern, like a tree down on wires etc. call 911.   Keeping major roads to the hospital and other emergency services open is a priority. If necessary DPW will clear the road for the rescue vehicles.
  • If you see a downed tree blocking a road and it doesn’t involve wires please call DPW: 508.790.6330
  • For the police non-emergency please use 508.775.0812 (not the 778.3807).

UPDATED Massachusetts Emergency Management (MEMA) Info: Hurricane Sandy

October 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Posted in barnstable, barnstable town council, cape cod, hurricane, janet joakim, joakim | Leave a comment
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The State Emergency Operations Center has activated to Level 1 (Highest) as of 7:00 p.m.

Date:  October 28, 2012  Time:  7:30 PM

Situation:

Hurricane Sandy is currently off the coast of North Carolina and is expected to move north-northwest tonight and tomorrow, making landfall along the New Jersey coast sometime Monday night into Tuesday.  

Given the large geographic size and duration of Sandy, Massachusetts will experience moderate to major impacts, including damaging winds for a period of 12 – 18 hours, associated widespread power outages, and heavy rains. In addition, both south- and east-facing coastlines will experience moderate to major coastal flooding and beach erosion.  

Potential impacts of Sandy include:

High Seas: Sandy is predicted to cause unusually high seas (30 feet or greater) off the coast of New England with seas building Sunday evening and peaking Monday and Tuesday. Strong gale and storm force winds are expected with hurricane force gusts possible.  Seas will be dangerous and potentially life-threatening, even for large vessels. National Weather Service (NWS) advises all vessels be in port by Sunday morning.

 Winds: A long period (12 – 18 hours) of damaging winds will occur, and it is anticipated these strong winds will result in widespread power outages. Wind damage may be exacerbated in southern New England as most trees still have foliage at this time of year. Inland Massachusetts could experience sustained 30-40 mph winds with gusts of 50-60 mph. beginning Monday morning. The Massachusetts coastline will see winds of 40-50 mph with gusts 60-80 mph beginning in late Sunday night and early Monday morning.  

oastal Flooding: Both east- and south-facing coasts in Massachusetts may experience moderate to major coastal flooding and beach erosion during the Monday and Tuesday high tide cycles. For south-facing coasts, the Monday evening high tide is of most concern and may experience major coastal flooding. Surge is expected to reach 3-5 feet, with high energy waves of up to 30 feet approaching the coastline. There is the possibility that areas within Buzzards Bay, especially communities from Fair Haven west to Narragansett Bay, may to see up to 6-10 feet of surge as the winds push water up into the bay, resulting in destructive coastal flooding. For east-facing coasts, minor to moderate coastal flooding may occur, with the Monday midday and midnight high tide cycles of most concern. East-facing coasts may see 2-4 feet of surge during high tide, with 3-5 feet possible during low tide cycle.

 Rainfall:  Massachusetts can expect 1 -3 inches of rainfall Sunday night through Wednesday with locally higher amounts of 3-5 inches possible, especially in the Berkshires and Worcester Hills. Rain is expected to begin Sunday night and potentially last through mid-week.

The State Emergency Operations Center has activated to Level 1 (Highest) as of 7:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Date:  October 28, 2012  Time:  1:30 PM

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Situation:

Hurricane Sandy is currently off the coast of North Carolina and is expected to move north-northwest tonight and tomorrow, making landfall along the New Jersey coast sometime Monday night into Tuesday.

Given the large geographic size and duration of Sandy, Massachusetts will experience moderate to major impacts, including damaging winds for a period of 12 – 18 hours, associated widespread power outages, and heavy rains. In addition, both south- and east-facing coastlines will experience moderate to major coastal flooding and beach erosion.

Potential impacts of Sandy include:

High Seas: Sandy is predicted to cause unusually high seas (30 feet or greater) off the coast of New England with seas building Sunday evening and peaking Monday and Tuesday. Strong gale and storm force winds are expected with hurricane force gusts possible.  Seas will be dangerous and potentially life-threatening, even for large vessels. National Weather Service (NWS) advises all vessels be in port by Sunday morning.

Winds: Damaging winds and associated widespread power outages are likely. Wind damage may be exacerbated in southern New England as most trees still have foliage at this time of year. Inland Massachusetts could experience sustained 30-40 mph winds with gusts of 50-60 mph. beginning Monday morning. The Massachusetts coastline will see winds of 40-50 mph with gusts 60-80 mph beginning in late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Coastal Flooding: Both east- and south-facing coasts in Massachusetts may experience moderate to major coastal flooding and beach erosion during the Monday and Tuesday high tide cycles. For south-facing coasts, the Monday evening high tide is of most concern and may experience major coastal flooding. Surge is expected to reach 3-5 feet, with high energy waves of up to 30 feet approaching the coastline. There is the possibility that areas within Buzzards Bay, especially the south coast, may to see up to 6-10 feet of surge as the winds push water up into the bay, resulting in destructive coastal flooding. For east-facing coasts, minor to moderate coastal flooding may occur, with the Monday midday and midnight high tide cycles of most concern. East-facing coasts may see 2-4 feet of surge during high tide, with 3-5 feet possible during low tide cycle.

Rainfall:  Massachusetts can expect 1 -3 inches of rainfall Sunday night through Wednesday with locally higher amounts of 3-5 inches possible, especially in the Berkshires and Worcester Hills. Rain is expected to begin Sunday night and potentially last through mid-week.

The latest 5-day forecast map from the National Hurricane Center is included below.

The State Emergency Operations Center has activated to Level 2 (Full)as of 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and will expand activation to a Level 1 (Highest) on Sunday night.

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for the General Public:

  • Finish your preparedness activities today:
    • Be sure to have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit in the event you lose power or are isolated for a number of days.
    • Clear clogged rain gutters. This storm brings the potential for torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.
    • Secure outdoor items such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, decorations, toys and awnings that can be broken or picked up by strong winds and potentially become a projectile.
    • Elevate articles in your basement that could be damaged from even minor flooding.
    • Keep your vehicles fully fuelled.
    • Have a certain amount of cash available.  If power is lost, ATMs may not be working.
  • Stay informed by monitoring the storm via the media.
  • Plan to stay safely indoors throughout the course of the storm, beginning Sunday night and through Tuesday morning. Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and are operable.
  • If you use a generator, be sure to operate it outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.  Be sure to shut off your main power supply to your home when running your generator.
  • Do not use gas stoves or candles as heat or light sources.
  • Heed guidance and directives from your local officials.

Ping4alerts!:

MEMA encourages smartphone users to download the free ping4alerts! app. This app is available free of charge for iPhone and Android phones and receives severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from MEMA based on the user’s location.  Learn more at http://www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.

Online Resources:

For additional information and resources, visit:

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema (Hurricane preparedness tips and other preparedness information are available through the “Hurricane” link on MEMA’s homepage).

MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA

MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov

National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Weather Service/Taunton at www.weather.gov/boston

National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany

Mass211 at www.mass211.org

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Update as of 1700 (500 PM) on Saturday October 27th

Hurricane Sandy is currently off the South Carolina coast moving northerly up the East Coast, and slated to make landfall somewhere along the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday as a hurricane or tropical storm.  Because of Sandy’s large size, Massachusetts is still likely to experience damaging winds and associated widespread power outages, and moderate to major coastal flooding along the east and south facing coastlines.  Two to five inches of rain are expected from Sunday night to Wednesday.  The extent of these impacts will depend on the storm’s exact track.  A more detailed statement of the potential impacts of Hurricane Sandy is included in MEMA’s most current Situational Awareness Statement (below).  For more information about Hurricane Sandy, visit the National Hurricane Center Website for current status of the storm.

Governor Patrick has declared a State of Emergency as of 12:45 PM today, 10/27/12. This has been declared in order to facilitate preparations for Hurricane Sandy. Learn more about what a State of Emergency means.

Situational Awareness Statement: MEMA Hurricane Sandy Situational Awareness Statement 8 102712 1700 pdf format of    MEMA Hurricane Sandy Situational Awareness Statement 8

MEMA is encouraging residents and businesses to be prepared for the impact of Sandy:

Preparedness tips for Hurricane Sandy 

Other hurricane resources

MEMA Power Outage Advice

October 28, 2012 at 11:08 am | Posted in barnstable town council | Leave a comment

MEMA ISSUES POWER OUTAGE SAFETY TIPS 
Extended Loss of Power, During and After Hurricane Sandy, Is a Real Possibility
Continue Reading MEMA Power Outage Advice…

Construction Work on Great Marsh Road

October 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Posted in barnstable town council, Barnstable Town Councilor, janet joakim, janet swain joakim, precinct 6, traffic | Leave a comment
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Press release

ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORK

The Department of Public Works will begin pulverizing the pavement on Great Marsh Road, Centerville on Tuesday, October 23rd through Thursday, October 25th.  Final paving will begin on Monday, November 5th and continue for three days.  All work is scheduled weather permitting.

Great Marsh Road will remain open to local traffic throughout the work period.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate through routes to avoid the construction work areas if possible.  There may be periodic delays, lane closures, and travel restrictions throughout the work period.  As always, please use extreme caution in traveling through the road construction area.

Contact:  Brian Celia, Project Manager at 508-790-6400 ext. 4934.

barnstable beach sticker and parking permits

June 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Posted in 15 precincts, barnstable, beach, cape cod, centerville, Cotuit, covell, craigville, craigville beach, osterville | Leave a comment
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<strong>Parking permits/beach stickers</strong>
are now available for purchase on a walk-in basis.
Permits are on sale at the new Hyannis Youth and Community Center 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.

508-790-6345  X 110
Hours of sale: Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays/Holidays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Documentation required: A vehicle registration for each permit requested. If your vehicle is leased, we will need a copy of the lease agreement along with the registration.
Resident permits are $30. Seasonal permits are $200 (available for non-residents for admittance into our public beaches; valid Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). Weekly permits are $50 (valid for seven consecutive days). Landlord permits are $275 (transferable from tenant to tenant).

patience – let the plows clear the roads ….

December 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Posted in barnstable town council, blizzard, cape cod, centerville, plow, route 28, rt. 28, snow | Leave a comment

Continue Reading patience – let the plows clear the roads …….

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