Emergency Resources Available To Cape Cod Residents

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

MEMA has issued an advisory to all Massachusetts residents who use generators.

Generators should be kept outside and away from the house.

Make sure carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are working. CO produced by generators can kill.

Follow manufacturer’s guidelines when using a generator.

See more generator safety tips from Massachusetts Department of Fire Services at mass.gov/service-details/generator-safety.


The Wellfleet Police Department issued an update on Facebook at 1 pm on Wednesday afternoon.

The police department is open to individuals needing a warm place, and to charge electronics. A full shelter will not be opened.

Drinking water and flushing water stations have been opened at the Wellfleet Fire Department.

Residents are asked to remain home and off the roads, if possible, to allow crews to clean up storm damage.


The Dennis Police Department has opened a warming shelter for residents without power. Residents can also charge their electronic devices. Rides to the station are available.

The police department requests that residents stay home and avoid driving, if possible.

As the department prioritizes calls, seasonal home owners are advised that low priority requests to check on properties will not be addressed until the storm abates.


The Orleans Emergency Operation Center has been activated and will field calls.

Residents are asked to keep off the roads.

Power restoration may take between two to three days. To report power outages, call Eversource at 1-800-592-2000. If you see wires down, please keep your distance and call 911.

The Town of Orleans will send out information if regional shelters become available.

Orleans residents are encouraged to sign up for civic alerts at orleans-ma.myfreealerts.com.


The Sandwich Police and Fire Department phone lines are down due to a Comcast outage. 911 is available for emergencies.

The Sandwich Police Department lobby is open for walk-ins.


The town of Barnstable released an update on Facebook.

Eversource crews are working to clear roads now. Eversource is prioritizing the restoration of critical facilities like hospitals and work that brings the largest groups of customers back in service first.

Stay away from any downed power lines and assume any wire you see is live. Call 911 if emergency and Eversource immediately to report it. For all Non-Emergencies, call the Barnstable Police Department at 508-775-0812

Report an outage at 800-592-2000, or sign up for text alerts.

A water and electronic charging station has been opened at West Barnstable Fire Department.


AT&T Wireless customers in Brewster may have their mobile service interrupted. An outage has been reported.

Operations are expected to return to normal by October 28.

If you have a Wi-Fi connection, Wi-Fi Calling can be used on a capable device.


The Harwich Chamber of Commerce is reporting businesses that have remained open for service.

Seagull's Ice Cream will be open to the public from 5 pm - close for residents who need to charge their electronic devices.


Chief Bohannon of the Eastham Police Department issued an update on Wednesday evening.

"Eversource is expecting to make significant progress with power restoration in the next 12-24hrs," Chief Bohannon explains, "however the entire process will take multiple days."

The warming center at the Eastham Public Library will remain open until 8 pm on Wednesday. The warming center will re-open on Thursday morning at 9 am.

A regional shelter will open this evening at the Barnstable Intermediate School on Route 28 in Hyannis. Eastham residents in need of sheltering are welcome to travel to the Barnstable facility.

Transportation is available for those who need it. Contact the Eastham Police Department at 508-255-0551 and transportation will be arranged.


Town Manager Alex Morse shared an update on Facebook.

The Veterans Memorial Community Center (former elementary school on Winslow) was open as a charging station from 1 to 5 pm on Wednesday. No word as to whether the charging station will reopen on Thursday.

As of 5 pm on Wednesday, power had been restored to 3,500 customers in Provincetown. 2,000 remain without power.

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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