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NEW: RI Dept. of Health Reports 2 Deaths, 274 Injuries from Storm Juno

Friday, January 30, 2015

 

The Rhode Island Department of Health has revealed that two died during blizzard Juno as a result of shoveling snow and that there were 274 other storm related injuries. 

Of the 274 injuries, 175 were a result of slips and falls  while 35 came from motor vehicle accidents. Meanwhile, 18 of the injuries came from sledding accidents.  

"As we continue to clean up from Juno, I want to remind everyone to drive with caution, check on your loved ones and neighbors, take frequent breaks when shoveling, and to be sure to call 2-1-1 or Serve Rhode Island if you need help digging out,”  said Governor Gina Raimondo. 

The department of health has also released several safety tips for residents during the winter months: 

  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Dress Warmly and dress in several layers
  • Avoid Caffeine and Nicotine, they put extra strain on your heart
  • Warm up Muscles in arms and legs

For more information and safety tips visit the Rhode Island Department of Health's website. 

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Things You Need to Know About Blizzard Juno

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Power Outages

Check our interactive outage map, courtesy of National Grid, to see where the power outages are. CLICK HERE to view.

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Help- Getting and Giving

If you lose power, make sure to call National Grid. Don't assume someone else already has. 1 (800) 465-1212 is the number. DO NOT call 911 for a power outage. 

If you want to volunteer to help dig people out after the snow stops, you can sign up with Serve Rhode Island HERE.

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Don't Go Anywhere!

Governor Raimondo has instituted a travel ban, and the Governors of Connecticut and Massachusetts have done the same. Exemptions exist for health care workers and certain essential employees, but don't risk going out if you don't have to - you could be arrested if you do.

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Snow Totals

You can find out the up to the minute snow totals for your area on the National Weather Service's Website, HERE.

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What about Wednesday?

Some school systems have already begun cancelling schools for Wednesday. You can check out an updated list on our information partner NewsRadio 920's site, HERE.

 
 

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