After Nemo Blizzard left all of Newport County in the dark last night, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency opened an emergency shelter at the Tiverton Middle School, located at 10 Quintal Drive in Tiverton, which is open to all Tiverton and Little Compton residents.
Two-thirds of all Tiverton-Little Compton residents are still without power on Saturday evening. For most of those 7,812 households and businesses, that means a long cold night ahead.
Although a driving ban remains in effect tonight, anyone who needs the service of the emergency warming shelter or who is traveling to a relative's home with heat, may do so - reports WPRO.
The National Weather Service station out of Taunton, MA predicts temperatures could drop to 12 degrees tonight - which will mean a cold night for the 68 percent of Tiverton and Little Compton residents still without electricity - and heat.
Here's what you need to know about the shelter:
- Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service dogs.
- No alcohol or weapons allowed
- EMTs are available for basic needs.
- The shelter does not have pillows, but you are welcome to bring your own
- Anything that will make you more comfortable such as bedding, clothes and things to keep kids busy. National Grid says power could be out for several days, so you might be there for a while.
- The shelter does not provide magazines, books, t.v., etc. Bring things to pass the time.
- Don't forget extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
- Bring your personal hygiene supplies
- Don't forget prescription medications