Hurricane Sandy Has Come and Gone on Cape Cod

Hurricane Sandy was felt on Cape Cod October 29th 2012.  Most municipal offices, schools and even businesses heading the warnings and closed for the day.  A command center was set up beginning at 6am with representation from the Police and Fire Department as well as the Chamber providing assistance with social media posts.  The Police Department utilized CodeRED high speed notification system to send phone updates to residents regarding the storm.  Both the Police Department and the Chamber of Commerce posted regular updates to Facebook and Twitter and both received glowing comments from residents regarding the use of Social Media to keep residents updated and informed during the storm.

Damaging winds left many Yarmouth residents without power and a few roads were closed to secure and remove downed trees and wires.  Coastal erosion is always an issue in storms like these and of course residents have much yard clean-up ahead of them.  In the end we feel very lucky to say that our damage was relatively minimal, certainly in relation to the widespread damage felt by many of our coastal neighbors in the east. Our hearts go out to those in NYC, NJ and all other areas his by Sandy who are facing so much more.



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