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August 29th, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm: Matunuck residents evacuate

August 29, 2011

 


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.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 28th

Coutoulakis feeling right at home with Exeter EMA

August 29, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

EXETER – 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.

Hurricane Irene: As she hits

August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene has hit Narragansett and the southern Rhode Island coast as a tropical storm as of 9 a.m. Giant waves struck exposed, low-lying areas such as Black Point, and Scarborough State Beach is entirely inaccessible.

For continuing coverage of Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, stay with The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 27th

Chief Denault: Real policewoman of Jamestown

August 28, 2011

JAMESTOWN – Angela Denault laughs when she describes her husband’s announcement each time “Policewomen of Broward County” appears on television.
“He says, ‘Your show’s on.’ That certainly doesn’t show what my life is like. I wonder how much of it is staged.”
Having served as the island’s interim police chief since late spring, she was surprised when media outlets made a big deal out of her appointment – the first woman in state history to hold such a position.
“There are women chiefs all over the country,” she notes. “We shouldn’t be raving about what we’re so far behind on.”

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

August 26th

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.

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

 

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