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Hurricane Watch: Update state beach closures

August 27, 2011

Update from the Department of Environmental Management: State parks, beaches and management areas will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 28 due to expected arrival of Hurricane Irene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Calm Before the Storm

August 27, 2011

Rhode Islanders enjoy one last beach day, though a foggy one, before the storm hits at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett on Saturday morning at 11. The beach has not closed yet, but Beach Manager Chris Carty said the Department of Environmental Management has restricted swimming to in front of the pavilion.

"We're using our own discretion until we hear from the town," Carty said.

The Narragansett Times will keep you up to date on the latest Hurricane Irene news.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurricane Watch: South Kingstown evacuate by 6am Sunday

August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene remains forecast to be a large and dangerous storm and a Mandatory Evacuation Order remains in effect.

As of 10:30 Saturday morning, South Kingstown has ordered those in the evacuation zone to leave no later than 6 am Sunday.

Persons in coastal low-lying areas are encouraged to leave the area this evening, but no later than 6:00am Sunday morning.

All others in the evacuation zone need to leave no later than 6:00am Sunday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students get vocal about Quonochontaug

August 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - It is not often that a group of children can educate a room full of adults, especially when it comes to the deep-rooted history of a colonial village. However, that is precisely what happened at the Quonochontaug Grange on Friday, Aug. 20.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Are you prepared in the event of a natural disaster?

August 27, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Did you feel it?” That’s the question residents up and down the East Coast were asking each other Tuesday afternoon.
Though many around Rhode Island felt vibrations from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia, no damage was reported.
Still, the event has left many in the Ocean State wondering if they would be prepared for a natural disaster, whether it’s an earthquake like Tuesday’s or a potential hurricane, like the one that is projected to make landfall this weekend.

 

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