Update On Cape Cod Tornado Aftermath

EverSource crews have been working around the clock in order to try to get the lights back on in the Cape. 

Chatham Police say they are getting reports from crews that they, in some cases were getting harassed by people upset that their power wasn’t on or that they were not working fast enough to get that done. Police have not reported any arrests. They are asking people not to harass power crews.

The National Weather Service says it was actually two EF 1 tornadoes that roared through The Cape this week. The first at 11:57 the second at 12:07.

Now crews continue to scramble to get everyone power and all the roads open. 

Eversource says that power has been restored to 78-thousand homes and businesses. No injuries. No fatalities.

State officials say in Harwich...there are no damage assessment numbers yet. No major damage. They describe minor tree damage and damage to houses.

Still waiting on a report from Yarmouth officials.

Mashpee -- a half dozen utility poles down. A dozen trees. No major structural damage.

Chatham--approximately 50 homes damaged by trees. Diane Drive and Morris Island Drive are hard hit.

Dennis officials are short on specifics. But there is major house damage. They are going to need help with debris management.

Orleans - a half dozen buildings damaged.

Isolated damage in Osterville and Marstons Mills-- isolated damages. Don’t have numbers.

Now emergency shelters….

The Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School is open as an emergency shelter. That’s on Station Ave.

Cape Cod Tech in Harwich is on Stand By. They haven’t needed it yet.

Joint Base Cape Cod is the staging area for Eversource and other utility crews.

The Salvation Army and the Red Cross are doing the feeding operations. The Salvation Army is providing emotional support if you need it. They have teams at the Cultural Center in Harwich that are available.

The hospitals were never impacted.

Community Health Centers may still be affected by power outages on a town by town basis.


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