SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Early Friday morning Matunuck Beach Road residents awoke to the inevitable.
Winds of 105 mph across the East Coast. A flood watch with five to 10 inches of rainfall expected. Strong, damaging gusts along with coastal flooding. A storm surge striking at high tide.
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
By LINDSAY OLIVIER
EXETER â€“ If a natural disaster hit, would you know the evacuation route or what resources were available to you within town?
The role of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has been to protect life and property in the event of a natural and technical disaster or crisis situation, including fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, chemical releases and weapons of mass destruction and terrorism incidents.