Monday, February 18, 2013
Capt. Patrick Jones of the Tiverton Police Department writes a letter to the editor.
Monday, February 18
To the Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the men and women of the Tiverton Police Department for their dedication to their duty during the recent blizzard of 2013. Their performance during the storm exemplified our core values of teamwork, pride, dedication, respect, and integrity. It was clear the officers and staff embraced their role not only as a law enforcement agency but also to ensure public safety. Officers and staff worked long hours, slept at headquarters on cots, and used personally owned vehicles equipped with four-wheeled drive to patrol and respond to emergencies. As a society, we place great trust and faith in the authority public safety professionals are given to ensure our quality of life. …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Who deserves your thanks? The road crews, the stranger who plowed the end of your driveway, your neighbor, or anyone else who helped you out during this historic snow storm? Thank them right here on Patch for everyone to see.
It's been a snow storm of epic proportions that all of us in this corner of Connecticut will remember for a lifetime. "Where were you when the Blizzard of 2013 hit?" will be asked and answered over and over. Patch is a great forum to use for community conversations. This time, let's all say a big "thanks" to any person or group who helped us out during this storm. It's easier than sending a thank you note! The good Samaritan stories are making their way around the kitchen tables: a woman who picked up extra groceries for her elderly neighbor; the lone snow plow operator who stopped to help someone out of a snow ditch; the family who took in a co-worker who lost power at their house. The stories are out there. Add your story and "thank …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wondering whether you lost power the longest? Find out when electricity was restored around the state after Nemo.
The Department of Health is asking private well owners to boil their water as a safety precaution.
Due to the excessive snow from the winter storm and from rainfall on Monday, some private wells may be impacted. The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds Rhode Islanders who lost water pressure or have a flooded well head (surrounded by water), to take steps to ensure the safety of drinking water: For more information visit www.health.ri.gov/drinkingwaterquality/for/privatewellowners/ or call the Health Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
As rains in Tiverton and Little Compton's subside, Winter Storm Nemo could still wreak havoc in your neighborhood. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was used in this report.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Share your photos of Winter Storm Nemo around Tiverton and Little Compton.
As Winter Storm Nemo adds its layers of snow to Tiverton and Little Compton, share your photos of the blizzard. Make sure you add the time of day it was taken so we can watch the storm progress!
National Grid crews are working around the clock to ensure that all Rhode Island - and Tiverton-Little Compton customers' power is restored by the end of the day.
Two and a half days after winds and snow from the Nemo Blizzard knocked out power to all East Bay customers, electric service has been restored to 87 percent of Tiverton-Little Compton customers. During the Feb. 8-9 storm, National Grid's electric system across Rhode Island and in Plymouth and Norfolk counties in Massachusetts sustained extensive damage, causing 100 percent of Newport County's customers to lose power. At 10 a.m. on Monday, about 48 hours after all of Tiverton and Little Compton blacked out during Friday night's storm, power is now restored to 87 percent of customers across both towns. The remaining customers still without power are on schedule for full restoration by the the close of Monday. “We are working hand in hand …
How well would you the streets are plowed in Tiverton and Little Compton in the wake of Nemo Blizzard.
Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing? On Friday and Saturday, Tiverton and Little Compton experienced a snow storm it will not soon forget. Across the region, 3,500 residents are still without power, and in some cases - barely able to pull out of their driveways. Yeserday on Facebook we asked how Tiverton-Little Compton residents would grade the towns for plowing the streets. Here's what a few residents had to say: Toni L Ellis (Feb. 10 at 8:40 p.m.) Brayton is never done well. Dawn Valliere-Brayton (Feb. 10 at 8:43 p.m.) East road , Bulgarmarsh and Crandall were atrocious this afternoon. The state forgot them and concentrated on Main road only. Private plowers did awesome job on my street though. …
So the official tallies are in, how did Tiverton and Little Compton's snowfall measure up to the rest of Newport County?
The final snowflakes have settled and Tiverton and Little Compton didn't quite get the 20 inches promised by the National Weather Service (NWS) during Nemo Blizzard, but it did get a solid 13.5 inches. A trained NWS spotter reported on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 7:29 a.m. that 13.5 inches accumulated in Little Compton during the Feb. 8-9, 2013 snowstorm. No tally was available for Tiverton on the NWS's storm total snowfall list compiled by trained spotters, the general public and local media. All south coast towns reported less snowfall than Rhode Island's more northern inland cities and towns. West Glocester reported the most snowfall in the state with 27.6 inches. Here are some of the tallies in nearby towns. The numbers, NWS warns, are …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Areas of Tiverton and Little Compton still affected by power outages will see their lights turn on by the end of the day on Monday.
More than 3,500 Tiverton and Little Compton households and businesses still without power should have electricity by the end of Monday, according to the latest news from National Grid. National Grid is increasing its crews of line workers and tree crews in Rhode Island in a continuing effort toward full restoration of electric service to the 187,000 customers who lost power during Nemo Blizzard. At the height of the storm, more than 209,000 customers in total across Massachusetts and Rhode Island lost power. According to a National Grid news release, as of 4 p.m. on Sunday the company had restored service to 167,000 of those customers. Little Compton, however, is one of the most heavily affected areas and 2,102 customers - 82 percent of …