Officials Urge People To Help Neighbors During Storm's Aftermath

RIEMA: Lend a helping hand as RI digs out from Blizzard of 2013.


As Rhode Island begins to dig out from the  more than two feet of snow from the Winter Storm, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) recommends that Rhode Islanders lend a helping hand to friends, family, or neighbors that may need assistance.

Rhode Islanders can help friends, family, and neighbors do the following:

  • Clear driveways, sidewalks, and walkways of snow and ice.
  • Clear snow from areas around furnace vents to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Make sure generators are properly vented and are being used according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Go to a shelter if you do not have heat or power in your home. To find a shelter near you, visitwww.riema.ri.gov or call 211.
  • Make sure outdoor pets have a supply of water that is not frozen.
  • Continue to follow the local media for any important updates.

For regularly updated information on closures and parking bans, visit www.riema.ri.gov and click on the Latest Closing and Delays tab.

barbara berard February 10, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Drive way what about clearing the one lane streets? This city is not going to be able to have school with only one lane. Where will children walk? How is traffic going to flow??? Geat real and call in outher city trucks to fix this mess!!!


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