Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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…
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
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Reports of power outages are starting to come in across the state.
Update, Monday 4:30 p.m. – As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, 800 Tiverton customers and 1,539 of Little Compton customers were without power. Across the state, more than 61,000 customers are experiencing power outages. National Grid is reporting power outages across the state as winds from Hurricane Sandy pick up Monday afternoon. As of 4:15 p.m., more than 61,000 Rhode Island customers are without power. Across Tiverton and Little Compton 2,339 customers are without power. According to the National Grid's Power Outage Map, approximately the outages are scattered across the region, most likely the result of multiple downed wires, tree limbs and poles, said local emergency management personnel. South Kingstown leads the pack in Rhode Island with 7,…
What to expect this morning as Hurricane Sandy finally meets Rhode Island.
The effects from Hurricane Sandy are expected to hit Rhode Island on Monday morning, October 29th. The storm will not pass quickly – the effects of the storm may be felt through mid-week – please plan accordingly. This storm is expected to bring dangerous winds, heavy rains and extremely high seas to our area. Power outages are likely. Wind gusts could reach speeds in excess of 60 mph today, according to the National Weather Service station in Taunton. If you haven't already, please take steps to protect your home and your neighbors before the storm makes landfall. All outdoor objects, including trash cans, patio furniture and temporary signs, should be brought indoors or tied down. Homeowners should clear their property of all debris …
Experts say Hurricane Sandy could be the worst storm to hit the Northeast U.S. in 100 years.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Weather, government and media folks have dubbed Hurricane Sandy a “Frankenstorm” due to the convergence of extreme weather factors. Forecasters began buzzing days ago, when one of the world's three top computer-model weather simulations showed Sandy getting mixed up with a storm from the Midwest, a high-pressure system out of Greenland and a dip in the jet stream—turning it into a combination cyclone/nor'easter and pushing it toward land. As Andrew Freedman, of Climate Central wrote last Monday, "Think if a hurricane and nor'easter mated, possibly spawning a very rare and powerful hybrid storm, slamming into the Boston-to-Washington corridor early next week, with rain, inland snow, damaging winds, and potential storm surge flooding." But …
EMA officials continue to prepare for hurricane Sandy, opening the Tiverton Middle School as a hurricane-approved shelter for residents in the area.
The Tiverton Middle School, a hurricane-approved shelter by state Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) standards, opens to the public at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Local emergency management personnel are monitoring the storm and working hand-in-hand with RIEMA to gather information needed to make critical storm related decisions. In preparation for the severe rain, wind, and possible flooding expected from Hurricane Sandy which is forecasted to strike our area on Monday Tiverton will be opening a shelter at the Tiverton Middle School (10 Quintal Drive) at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28th. The preferred response would be to stay with family or friends, however, anyone seeking shelter is encouraged to make use of the High School facility. Campers and …
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Monday, October 29, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy almost certain to affect New England starting today, the need for up-to-the minute information is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with much of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Tiverton-Little Compton Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So before, during and after Sandy comes to town, here’s how you can use Patch to help us paint the local picture of the event. 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important local and regional announcements, damages, power outages and floods, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. Refresh the homepage often, we move fast…
Forecast by accuweather.com indicates that state will see damaging winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding but will be spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy.
Rhode Island and southeastern New England will be battered by damaging winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding, although it could be spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, according to a accuweather.com forecast early Sunday afternoon. People should not just focus on the center for greatest impact and damage, according to accuweather.com. “The storm is different than a typical nor'easter in that it will be very strong, very large and rolling inland from the east, like a hurricane," said a report on the site. "It will retain some features of a hurricane, but spread out over a much larger area than a typical hurricane.” Winds will increase steadily through Monday with the highest winds likely Monday afternoon and Monday night, according to the …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The state will undoubtedly experience strong weather conditions as federal officials declare Sandy's landfall to be anywhere from Delaware to RI.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Federal emergency management and weather officials said on Sunday that the time for preparing for Hurricane Sandy is rapidly coming to an end, and that Rhode Island is potentially in the storm's crosshairs. "The time for preparing and talking is about over," said Craig Fugate, adminstrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "People need to be acting about now." Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect as many as 50 million people as it makes its westward turn toward the East Coast. While the most recent maps show the center of the storm tracking toward New Jersey, forecasters are hesitant to pinpoint a specific area for landfall. Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, said forecasters are still looking for the storm…