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How City and Towns are Handling Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


How has each city and town handled Hurricane Sandy? GoLocalProv has updates from every community.

If you would like information added, please email Dan McGowan at [email protected].


School canceled Tuesday

Trash pickup canceled Tuesday


No School - Bristol Warren, TUESDAY, October 30;

During the storm the Town of Bristol Public Safety Director, along with the Police and Fire Chiefs are asking that all citizens of Bristol stay indoors and off the streets and public ways until told otherwise by state or local officials. Residents in low lying areas have been notified of a mandatory evacuation.


Non-essential services close at 2:30pm Monday. Non-essential services include the town building, town hall annex, parks and recreation. Expected to return to regular hours today.

School canceled Tuesday

Central Falls

City Hall closed until further notice - Fire, Police, and Public Works will be open.

Parking Ban in effect

Trash pickup canceled Tuesday

School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday

Mandatory Evacuations Monday


“Subsequent to the latest conference call with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency at 12:30 PM today. I have shut down Town Hall and the Library for the rest of today (10/29/12) and tomorrow (10/30/12). Current winds are expected to intensify through today and this evening, with dangerous gusts through tomorrow. All non-emergency personnel are included in this closure. Emergency Police, Fire and Public Works employees are working under the direction of the EOC through the duration of the storm. President Obama has declared an emergency for affected States, to include Rhode Island. We expect a disaster declaration at the conclusion of the event.

“All Town Hall meetings, to include tonight’s Town Council meeting, have been cancelled.”

- Thomas Hoover, Town Manager


Due to the affects of Hurricane Sandy, trash pickup in the City will be cancelled on Tuesday.

Trash pickup will resume on Wednesday with a modified schedule to complete all pickups by Saturday.

School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday

East Greenwich

School canceled Tuesday

East Providence

Sandy update (Monday 10/29 9:00 pm): Sandy is no longer considered a hurricane but remains a very strong storm, centered over southern NJ. Expect east to southeast winds generally 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph, slowly subsiding overnight. The strongest of the storm is over. Scattered power outages are reported in the City. Water levels are falling off. Veterans Parkway remains closed from Lyon Avenue to South Broadway. The Tuesday morning high tide is forecast to be about 3 feet above normal, similar to the Monday morning high tide. Sheltering: The American Red Cross is operating a shelter at the Primrose Hill School in Barrington. This is located at 60 Middle Highway. The City's local shelter at the East Providence Senior Center is now closed.

Trash Collection: The Department of Public Works has decided that beginning on Tuesday, October 30th, all regular rubbish, recycling and yard waste collections will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Regular Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday, Wednesday will be collected on Thursday, Thursday collection will be Friday & regular Friday collection will be Saturday. Residents are asked to have all containers at the curb prior to 6:00am day of the collection. For further information please contact the Public Works/Recycling Office at 435.7701 or 435.7710 or the City’s Public Works Web page for updated information, http://www.eastprovidenceri.net/content/666/738/754/default.aspx

School Canceled Tuesday


School Canceled Tuesday


School Canceled Tuesday


School Canceled Tuesday


The Hopkinton Town Council President has declared a local disaster emergency as a result of Hurricane Sandy. All Town offices will be closed on Tuesday.

School Canceled Tuesday.



• Emergency Shelter is open at Melrose School

• Beavertail is closed- No access south of Mackerel Cove

• Pets sheltering is available - call 423-1212

• Both bridges remain open until sustained winds exceed 70 MPH

Schools canceled Tuesday


UPDATE: Johnston Public Schools CANCELLED for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Town Hall will be open during normal business hours on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trash pickup will be delayed one day (Monday pickup on Tuesday)

If anyone needs shelter, please call the Johnston Police Department at 401-231-8100

Johnston Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy.

Please note there will also be no trash pick-up on Monday, October 29, 2012


School Canceled Tuesday

Rubbish collection scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th has been postponed until Wednesday, October 31st and Thursday, November 1st. Please be sure to have items for pickup at the curb by Wednesday, October 31st at 7:00AM.

Rubbish collection ordinarily scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday shall remain on schedule.

Any brush must be bundled and tied in 4-foot lengths. Storm debris and yard waste will be picked up as manpower is available.

Little Compton

99.9 percent of National Grid customers had lost power as of 9pm Monday.

School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday

Town Hall open Tuesday


Mandatory evacuations

The Town of Narragansett has had wide spread power outages. There are downed utility lines, utility poles and trees.

The seawall and area along Ocean Rd. will remain closed until the road is cleared and the seawall and sidewalks are inspected by the RI Department of Transportation. A section of the concrete wall was forced out of place by waves approximately 100 yards north of South Pier Road. There are also missing manhole covers and a section of storm drains that have been lost in the storm surge.

The Coast Guard House Restaurant was heavily damaged during the storm including heavy flooding of the first floor area. Debris has been left all over the roadway under the Towers and in the front of the Coast Guard House Restaurant which must be removed before the area is safe for anybody to enter. Narragansett PD is asking people to stay away from this entire area until the work has been completed.

Debris on Beach Street and Boston Neck Road will also need to be cleaned and we are reminding the public that the parking ban for the town center is still in effect until the storm damage is cleared from all streets and the utility work is near completion.

The following roads are closed at this time:

Ocean Road will remain closed from Earles Ct. to Beach St., including all side streets east of Boon St.

Beach Street

Boston Neck Road from Beach St. north to the Dunes Club

Foddering Farm Rd. at the Causeway

Bonnet Point Rd. at the Causeway

Sections of Col. John Gardner Rd.

Middlebridge Rd. from Old Boston Neck to Middlebridge with no access over the bridge.

New Shoreham

School canceled Tuesday


City Hall closed

School canceled Tuesday

North Kingstown

School canceled Tuesday

North Providence

School canceled Tuesday


Trash pickup canceled Tuesday

School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday


School Canceled Tuesday

Trash pickup canceled Tuesday

Mayor Angel Taveras advises Providence residents who have lost power and may lose power in the coming hours that due to high winds, power is unlikely to be restored before tomorrow. As of 9pm, 1,625 Providence customers were without power, including approximately 1,200 in the Elmhurst section of Providence. Service repairs are unsafe in winds over 30 miles per hour. National Grid will restore power as quickly and as safely as possible. To report outages, call National Grid at 800-465-1212. Continue to follow #PVDsandy on Twitter for the latest information.


School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday

South Kingstown

Mandatory evacuations

School canceled Tuesday


99.9 percent of National Grid customers had lost power as of 9pm Monday.

School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday


School canceled Tuesday

Trash pickup canceled Tuesday

West Greenwich

School canceled Tuesday

West Warwick

School canceled Tuesday


Mandatory evacuations

School canceled Tuesday

Town Hall closed Tuesday


No decision on schools as of 10pm Monday.


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