Town of Falmouth: We're Ready for Storm

Falmouth's public safety and public works departments are staffed up and supplied for the latest storm, according to the town website.

(Patch file photo)
(Patch file photo)
The following announcement was posted Tuesday afternoon on the Town of Falmouth website: 

"Falmouth is expecting a seasonal storm. Public Safety and Public Works Departments have inventoried and secured necessary equipment and staffing and made necessary preparation in anticipation of this seasonal storm event.  Officials have coordinated with MEMA and Regional Emergency Operations Center and accordingly offer the following information:

Sheltering: Residents and visitors are recommended to shelter in place. Preparations should be made prior to sunset for all necessities including vehicle fueling to weather the storm through at least mid-day January 22, 2014.  *Please take care to check on elderly family and neighbors.

All Town Facilities are expected to open for regular business hours. 

Warming Facilities:
The Main Public Library on Katharine Lee Bates Road is available as a warming station for those residents or visitors that may have lost power                     during the storm.  Wednesday Hours 1:00 pm – 8:30pm 
Council on Aging/Senior Center- Dillingham Avenue – 8:00am – 4:00pm

Weather Conditions:  
Conditions are expected to worsen after sunset through the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 22, 2014. Cape Cod and Falmouth may continue to see snow through mid-day.
Concerns include limited visibility and high winds with blizzard conditions, snow drifts, and frigid temperatures following the storm. Snowfall is expected to be light and fluffy reducing the scope of potential power loss.

Road Conditions:   
Roads and Sidewalks have been pretreated in anticipation of both the snowfall and very cold weather to follow.  
Roads will be slippery and black ice may be a hazard for drivers even after the snowfall subsides.
Drivers are requested to remain off the roads through mid-day on Wednesday avoiding any non-essential travel to allow the road crews to the clear the roads after the storm has subsided.

Coastal Structures:  
The storm is likely to peak during an astronomical high tide with an estimated 1’ storm surge. Properties on the coast should take necessary precautions. 

Town Hall/Town Facilities:
Will be open for regular business hours.

Once again, we are faced with a storm in a holiday week. Allied (Republic) will assess conditions in the morning hours of Wednesday.  If Allied (Republic) determines that for safety reasons the scheduled pick up (Tuesday/Holiday Route) must be cancelled a new schedule will be provided by mid-day on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, as well as options for additional waste disposal at the Town’s Waste Management Facility.

Source: Town of Falmouth

For the latest Falmouth-area storm information with cancellations, closures and changing weather conditions updated as they come in, bookmark the Falmouth Patch Storm Center where you'll find quick links to useful information about closures and cancellations, emergency numbers and a schedule of Falmouth Trash, Recycling Pickups Affected by Snow.

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