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Bad weather will no longer ‘Bug’ Coventry residents

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY— Hurricane season is here and as a result, National Grid in collaboration with Earth Works, a timely weather provider, is installing WeatherBug monitoring systems to enhance emergency planning and response efforts throughout Rhode Island.
There are currently two fully operating WeatherBug stations in the state — in Coventry and Exeter — while Hopkinton has agreed to install the system and is in the works of doing so. There are seven other weather stations planning to be installed but those are also still in the works.
The real-time weather monitoring systems will help local emergency management and officials prepare for extreme weather incidents such as power outages and could allow power to be restored to the community as effectively and efficiently as possible. Coventry’s WeatherBug system is at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the town hall annex building, where police and emergency responders are during extreme weather circumstances.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Coventry Courier.

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