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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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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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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

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

Hurricane Watch: Narragansett Evacuation Notice

August 26, 2011

The Town of Narragansett is recommending that all preparations for the anticipated hurricane be completed by 3pm Saturday, and, all boats on mooring and slips be removed as soon as possible. THe Town of Narragansett is issuing a mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas to be completed by 10 a.m. These areas include Great Island, Harbor Island, Sand Hill Cove, Jerusalem, Breakwater Village and Bonnet Shores. Keep checking back at the town website http://www.narragansettri.gov or The Narragansett Times for updates on the hurricane.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watching Hurricane Irene: SK Officials make preparations for impending storm

August 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a Category 3 hurricane expected to hit Southern New England by Sunday, South Kingstown officials gathered at the police department on Kingstown Road to discuss emergency plans Wednesday afternoon.

The Weather Channel said Wednesday Hurricane Irene threatens to become the strongest hurricane to hit the Northeast in a decade and South Kingstown did not waste any time making sure they were ready.

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Heading Back to School

August 25, 2011

School is less than a week away. You know what that means: homework, bagged lunches, hallway gossip, sports and more. But before the school year starts, you need to get there. Pick up a copy of Wednesday's The Narragansett Times before it's off the stands for the Narragansett school bus schedules. See Friday's issue for the South Kingstown bus schedules.

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