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August 27th

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

August 26th

Are you prepared in the event of a natural disaster?

August 26, 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.

Hurricane Watch: Charlestown Voluntary Evacuation

August 26, 2011

Charlestown has ordered a voluntary evacuation from Route 1A south. The evacuation is mandatory for residences located on the beach and pond waterfronts & will take place between 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday . It will be in effect at least through Monday at noon.
The Westerly Senior Center at 39 State St. will serve as the regional shelter. It will be open at 4 Saturday afternoon. Charlestown Police Department information line is 213-6920.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurricane Watch: DEM closings of state parks, beaches, and campgrounds

August 26, 2011

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced closures to state parks, beaches, and campgrounds due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Irene. State parks and beaches will remain open on Saturday, August 27 pending local evacuation plans and restrictions. All state beaches will be closed on Sunday, August 28 and public access to these areas will be restricted.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watching Hurricane Irene: Narragansett readies for the storm

August 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT-As of Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service had upgraded Hurricane Irene to a Category three storm. Narragansett has been hit by severe storms in the past, most recently Hurricane Bob in 1991, yet preparedness for such weather is always a topic which bears repeating. What should residents do to prepare for a potential hurricane? Where should they go if evacuation is necessary? These are questions that are vital to community safety but are often overlooked by the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurricane Watch: South Kingstown Evacuation

August 26, 2011

The Town of South Kingstown is ordering a mandatory evacuation notice by 10 am Sunday. According to the town, residents who receive this notice should seek shelter away from the South Shore coast line and low lying areas near Narrow River.

The town's emergency shelter is located at the South Kingstown High School, 215 Columbia Street, Wakefield. The shelter will be available by those requiring assistance by 8 am Sunday.

The Narragansett Times will continue to update you on the latest hurricane news.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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