Sunday, February 10, 2013
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: For regularly updated information on closures and parking bans, visit www.riema.ri.gov and click on the Latest Closing and Delays tab.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Water, lavatory available at Social Street site.
If you're in need of some help staying warm during the next few days, Woonsocket's Emergency Management Agency has some relief in store at the Senior Center. The city's EMA has arranged for a warming center at the 84 Social St. location. The warming center will be open today, Thursday and Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be a lavatory and water fountain available, but no other amenities, according to a release sent by Woonsocket Fire Chief Gary Lataille. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold:
Monday, October 29, 2012
We’ve got Woonsocket covered … with your help
With Hurricane Sandy making her way toward New England this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Woonsocket Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm — but as with all of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Woonsocket Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So before, during, and after Sandy, here’s how you can use Woonsocket Patch: 1. Get the news. Bookmark woonsocket.patch.com and check back for regular updates on the storm. Or, for updates straight to your inbox or smartphone, sign up for our email newsletter. 2. Comment. Have relevant information to an article? Jump in and make a comment. Or post photos on our Pics…
Friday, October 26, 2012
It's looking more likely that the storm will move close to New England as early as Sunday night.
The latest track of Hurricane Sandy has the storm moving closer to the East Coast, according to this morning’s meteorologist reports. The National Hurricane Center has the center of the storm going either into Southern New Jersey or Delaware. This is a constantly changing storm and a more northern track, which is possible, would bring more significant impacts into New England. According to WHDH Meteorologist Chris Lambert, the current likely scenario would bring wind and rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday with wind gusts of 40-60 mph, mostly onshore, strongest at coast with up to 5 inches of rain expected throughout the storm’s duration. Power outages are likely, along with beach erosion and coastal flooding during high tides. Lambert…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The exact path remains to be seen, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Rhode Island through Wednesday as Hurricane Sandy moves north toward the East Coast. "Confidence continues to increase for impacts from Sandy, whether in tropical or sub-tropical form," the outlook states. Either a direct path through or close pass to the area could create coastal flooding, or, of more concern to people in Woonsocket, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall. "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. WPRI.com reports Sandy's projected path has a 250-mile margin of error, with some models sending it to Delaware …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Gov. Lincoln Chafee urged residents to continue preparing for the worst as the strong tropical storm nears.
While Hurricane Irene has weakened as it approaches the New England coast, it is still a strong, potentially dangerous storm that commands respect. Gov. Lincoln Chafee thanked residents for their preparation so far and urged them to continue to prepare for the worst as the storm draws near. "In the event the storm gathers strength, it's best to be prepared and not take any risks," Chafee said during a press briefing at the Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Saturday evening. "I am very, very impressed with the preparation of our citizens in advance of Hurricane Irene. We have some good news that it is weakening, but it still is a major, major, significant event." Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting that …