For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 4:15 PM
Falmouth, Massachusetts, The Falmouth Fireworks Committee, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and Town of Falmouth jointly announce the postponement of the 4th of July Fireworks Display (from Friday, July 4, 2014) to Sunday, July 6th, 2014.
Public Safety Officials, representatives of the Fireworks Committee, State Fire Marshall and Steven Pelkey, CEO, Atlas PyroVision Productions, and chief operator of the display participated in a conference call with MEMA this afternoon. MEMA meteorologists confirm that as Tropical Storm Arthur continues to track toward the northeast, weather conditions for the 4th of July are likely to include heavy rainfall, high winds and high seas. While the landward/onshore conditions of the storm are predicted to subside by mid-day on Saturday, June 5, 2014, maritime conditions are predicted to remain unsteady with high seas and possible rip-currents continuing in our region through Saturday evening. These projected unstable seas create high risk for the barge used for the pyrotechnical display, display operators and supporting public safety boats, assets and personnel. Therefore, the 4th of July Celebration Fireworks Display will be launched on Sunday, July 6th as clear weather conditions are forecast. All other details of the event remain unchanged.
The Fireworks Committee, Town Officials, and Falmouth Chamber of Commerce made every effort to ensure that our community has this opportunity to celebrate the Anniversary of our Country with a fireworks display during this long holiday weekend. The decision was made today, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 to ensure the event can be deployed safely, with appropriate regulatory review and to provide our residents and visitors with the opportunity to plan 4th of July Weekend Celebrations accordingly.
Dutch Drolette, Falmouth Fireworks Committee, Chairman
Town Manager, Julian M. Suso
Jay Zavala, President, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce