BCREPC Monitors Approach of Hurricane Jose
- Onset of Jose expected overnight Tuesday into Wednesday depending on track.
- Current National Weather Service peak wind forecast is 20-30 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
- To be safe, citizens should earnestly prepare for the potential of significant wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties.
- Scattered power and communications outages are possible.
- Localized minor storm surge possible, particularly on east- and southeast-facing coastline.
- Peak rainfall amounts: 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts.
- Urgent request from the United States Coast Guard to paddle craft owners: pull your craft inland to avoid needless searches should they be washed out to sea.
- Storm could meander off the coast prolonging adverse weather conditions.
BARNSTABLE (MA) September 18, 2017 – At its 10 a.m. conference call on Monday, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the outlook for the impacts of Hurricane Jose on Barnstable County.
STATUS: The BCREPC will hold another conference all at 4 p.m. Monday to assess the latest forecasts. There are no plans at this time to activate the Regional Emergency Shelter System. The BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) is on standby.
For information about preparedness and the Regional Shelter System visit the Barnstable County REPC website at www.bcrepc.org. Follow the BCREPC on Twitter @bcrepc.
Additional information on preparedness is available from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at www.mass.gov/mema or the FEMA website at www.ready.gov or call 2-1-1. For specific local information, citizens should contact the emergency management office in their town.