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Cape Cod National Seashore to Offer Program -The Reality of Cape Cod Hurricanes

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Date: May 1, 2009
Contact: Barbara Dougan, Education Specialist, 508-255-3421 ext. 16

Hurricanes infrequently visit New England. When they do, however, they leave their mark. Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service Taunton Forecast Office, will discuss New England hurricanes at a special program at Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center on Saturday, May 30 at 1 PM. The program is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.

Mr. Thompson will discuss the conditions that bring hurricanes to this corner of world; the impacts to expect from rain, wind, and storm surge;  preparations people can and should take; and the importance of having current weather information. Mr. Thompson will also discuss key products and services from the National Weather Service that can help people respond to these low frequency, high impact events.

If You Go:  Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at Nauset Road and Rt. 6 in Eastham. It is open from 9 AM to 4:30 PM daily, with extended hours in the summer.

 

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Did You Know?

dune shack in the Province Lands

The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Seashore was designated in 1989 as a special place in the dunes within Cape Cod National Seashore. Dune shack living emerged in the early 20th century and was based in cottages built by coastguardsmen stationed at nearby stations.