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Hurricane Watch: South Kingstown evacuate by 6am Sunday

August 27, 2011

A resident of Matunuck Beach Trailer Association prepares to evacuate his home along Matunuck Beach Road. The South Shore of South Kingstown, including Matunuck Beach Road were the first to get a mandatory evacuation notice Friday afternoon. Photo by Kathleen McKiernan

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.

Due to current storm tracking and projected storm surge impact on low lying roadways, these roads may become impassable, including the lower portions of Matunuck Beach Road, Green Hill Beach Road, Charlestown Beach Road, Middlebridge Road, and Succotash Road. The morning high tide is forecast for 7:36am.

The Town’s emergency shelter at South Kingstown High School, 215 Columbia Street, Wakefield will be open at 6:00am on Sunday for those requiring assistance.

All non-emergency related questions should be directed to the Police Department at 401-783-3321.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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