Friday, November 16, 2012
How to register with FEMA to eligibility for assistance.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that Rhode Islanders who live in Newport or Washington Counties and sustained damages or losses from Hurricane Sandy can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine eligibility for assistance. “Many residents of Newport and Washington Counties suffered significant damage in Hurricane Sandy,” said Governor Lincoln Chafee. “Fortunately, the President has authorized federal assistance to help those most seriously affected by the storm. I urge all residents of these areas in need of assistance to contact FEMA or visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers to learn more about individual eligibility.” There are three ways to register with FEMA: …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see how Sandy affected the Northeast. Add your own photos by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Video" button.
Should those in dark neighborhoods postpone Halloween activities, or head to other, powered, areas? According to National Grid's outage map, about 600 homes are still without power.
There's scary, and there's SCARY. Trick-or-treating without light of any kind (street lights, house lights, etc.) may be a bit much. So those residents without power are wondering what to do? One idea is to travel to a neighborhood with power. Another is to postpone Halloween for a day or two or three. There are still about 600 residences without electricity, according to National Grid's power outage map. More than a 100 North Tiverton homes are still in the dark on Wednesday. Add that to the darkened houses in the Lake and South Lake road neighborhoods along with other scattered outages around town for a total 478 Tiverton customers still with no power. Power is largely restored to the Little Compton area, but several Adamsville …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is partnering with Rhode Island United Way’s 2-1-1 to collect reports from homeowners and businesses.
Many Rhode Islanders have been impacted by the weather conditions of Hurricane Sandy. As a result, homeowners (especially those along the coast) have sustained damage to their property. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is partnering with Rhode Island United Way’s 2-1-1 to collect reports from homeowners and businesses. Filing reports via 2-1-1 helps the state to seek disaster assistance for individuals. (Filing a damage report does not, however, guarantee federal or state assistance.) Callers will need to provide demographic information and an overview of the damages to the property or business. For regularly updated information on Hurricane Sandy response efforts, visit www.riema.ri.gov or call 211.
Safety measures are key during debris removal and cleanup.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The following is from a press release from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. Now that Hurricane Sandy has passed, many municipalities and individuals are faced with removing debris from the storm. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds Rhode Islanders of the following safety measures to keep in mind when undertaking post-storm cleanup efforts: Downed Power Lines Chain Saw Safety For regularly updated information on Hurricane Sandy response efforts, visit riema.ri.gov or call 211. How much cleanup do you have to do?
More than 3,000 Tiverton and Little Compton residents are still without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
The sun is shining on Tuesday morning, but scattered limbs and widespread power outages are a reminder are all that remain of Hurricane Sandy. After most of Little Compton and Portsmouth reportedly lost power during the storm on Monday, about 1,346 Tiverton residents and 1,423 Little Compton residents were still awaiting restoration on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. According to National Grid's website, thousands of employees are on the ground working to restore power as quickly as possible on Tuesday with hundreds more of being supplemented from crews in Canada and across the US. After Hurricane Irene in 2011, hundreds across the East Bay region were left in the dark for three or four days. Although calls to National Grid's media relations…
Power outages and tree damage may limit travel.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging residents to drive cautiously today, particularly in South County, which saw the highest winds, flooding, power outages and tree damage from Hurricane Sandy. After most of Little Compton and Portsmouth reportedly lost power yesterday, about 1,346 Tiverton residents and 1,423 Little Compton residents were still awaiting restoration on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Although the storm has passed, there may be roads still blocked by debris. Even streets that are passable may be partially restricted by trees or crews working to restore power or fully clear the roads. The Department especially wants to urge drivers and pedestrians to be wary of any downed power lines, which may be live…
Hurricane Sandy left nearly every National Grid customer across Tiverton and Little Compton in the dark after her winds ravaged the coastline, pulled up trees and disengaged power lines on Monday.
As of 11 p.m. on Monday night, National Grid's power outage map showed 99.9 percent of all Tiverton and Little Compton customers were without electricity. The blackouts progressed rapidly after about 5:30 p.m. as high tide rolled in and winds from Hurricane Sandy peaked along the East Bay region. At 4:30 p.m. Patch reported about 2,300 customers were in the dark, a mere 21 percent of the regions 10,697 customers. Six hours later, 8,135 of 8,138 Tiverton customers and 2,557 of 2,559 Little Compton customers were without power. National Grid reported repair crews will have to take a renewed stab at restoring power across Rhode Island tomorrow morning after the worst of the storm has passed. Charlotte McCormack, spokesperson for National …
Monday, October 29, 2012
With continued power outages across the region and threats from flooding as Hurricane Sandy whips across the Rhode Island coastline.
Tiverton and Little Compton schools elected to cancel all classes and school-related activities for a second day in a row on Tuesday, Oct. 29 due to power outages and threats of flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Superintendents from both districts said they hoped students could return by Wednesday. Tiverton Middle School will be used as a temporary shelter for anyone in need beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Stay with Tiverton-Little Compton Patch for more updates as they become available.