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Dukes County Emergency Management coordinates emergency efforts on the island
The Dukes County Emergency Management Director, Chuck Cotnoir (a volunteer), works very hard to support the island emergency management directors, humanitarian agencies and non-government infrastructure partners with disaster coordination services. In addition, he coordinates the Dukes County Logistics Team in support of the town health agents  and humanitarian agencies. He also monitors severe weather reports, likely to impact the island.   He disseminates this information via the Ping4 alert system to tourists and emails severe weather warning bulletins to interested public safety agencies and to the Friends of Dukes County . If you would like to be added to the list of Friends of Dukes County and receive the warning bulletins, please email him at

This past Friday he and others helped shelter 200 stranded turists. See the MV Times article below for full story:

Chuck is also involved in efforts to monitor radiation in Dukes County from nuclear power plant emergencies. See MV Gazette article below:

Martina Thornton
County Manager

The County of Dukes County PO Box 190, Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508.696.3840    Fax: 508.696.3841
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