Power Restored To Cape As Post Tornado Cleanup Continues

It appears that everyone who needed power is now able to flip the switch as of about midnight. Officials say that the last of the power came back in Dennis,Chatham, Harwich and Yarmouth. It came back on a full day ahead of schedule. 

Eversource had anticipated that power would be restore to everyone by midnight tonight. Officials say that if you don't have power right now, they probably don't know about it---so call them .

Meanwhile, the Dennis Shelter has been closed. You will continue to see State Police respond to calls in the area.

The mission now turns to continued cleanup and that could take awhile.

The Governor has called up the National Guard to help in the cleanup in Dennis, Harwich, Chatham and Yarmouth. The Governor says there are parts of those communities where work crews are still cut off from because of all the downed trees.

The order from Baker makes up to 500 guardsmen available to join 221 Department of Correction employees and 88 inmates in helping those four towns clear roads and debris.

The Department of Environmental Protection continues to lead that operation.

Officials at the Dennis Transfer Station say they are back to normal. They are open for disposal of storm debris. It will be accepted through August 3rd. Residents only.

Now the DEP overnight did declare an Environmental Emergency in Harwich and Yarmouth. That will enable those communities to get assistance to remove debris and stabilize wetlands in particular.

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