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Cape Cod stages mock hurricane evacuation

American Red Cross disaster team members and Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets played the roles of rescuers and evacuees fleeing Cape Cod during an annual hurricane drill. American Red Cross disaster team members and Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets played the roles of rescuers and evacuees fleeing Cape Cod during an annual hurricane drill. (BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / May 15, 2008

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No part of Massachusetts is more susceptible to a hurricane than Cape Cod, a 65-mile elbow of sand where any mass evacuation to the mainland must be squeezed over two narrow bridges. On a peak summer weekend, the shores swell with more than a million vacationers, a scenario that could create a traffic catastrophe if even a weak hurricane took ... (Full article: 360 words)

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