Monday, February 11, 2013
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Monday The Portsmouth Fire Department asks all residents to help clear snow from fire hydrants today. The Portsmouth EMA says, as of Monday morning, 297 Portsmouth residents remain without power. "Power should be restored to Riverside and nearby streets in Island Park by 2 p.m. today. Every customer in Portsmouth should have their power restored no later than 11 p.m. this evening," according to the EMA. Debris removal plans are underway to address the large volume of fallen trees and branches on the ground. Any debris that is creating an immediate hazard should be reported to the Public Works department at 683-0362 or the Portsmouth Fire department at 683-1200. Sunday 9 a.m. — Portsmouth extends parking ban until 7 p.m. tonight. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Want to keep a virtual eye on Hurricane Sandy from Portsmouth? Here are several ways to track the storm.
With Hurricane Sandy posing a threat to Rhode Island early next week, amateur weather-watchers will be looking for sources of the latest information. Here are a few ways to keep track of the storm's progress. PortsmouthPatch: Check out the latest conditions in Portsmouth with our local weather forecast page. Includes links to Doppler radar and National Weather Service advisories. Portsmouth Emergency Management: You can also check out the latest updates and tracks of the storm on the Portsmouth EMA blog. National Weather Service: The division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has set up a specific Hurricane Sandy page, including maps and links to advisories and warnings. The Weather Channel: If you don't want to wait …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Town officials held a meeting Thursday morning to discuss and prepare for the oncoming storm.
Town and emergency management officials met Thursday morning to discuss ongoing preparations for Hurricane Irene, as well as to discuss any possible evacuations of Prudence Island, Hog Island and Island Park. Portsmouth Patch will provide an update on this meeting later today. According to Portsmouth's Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Jeffrey P. Lynch, emergency officials have been in constant contact with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross. Officials are discussing the possibility of evacuations, but it is still too soon to call for any, according to Lynch. Lynch said he would know more about preparations following the outcome of Thursday's meeting. For now, he is urging residents to prepare for …
Portsmouth Fire Chief Jeffrey P. Lynch recommends following these instructions from the National Weather Service.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast shows that Rhode Island is in line for a direct hit by Hurricane Irene as the powerful first hurricane of the season makes its way up the Atlantic seaboard this week. While it's still early to determine when exactly Hurricane Irene will hit, Portsmouth Fire Chief Jeffrey P. Lynch is recommending residents follow the National Weather Service's hurricane preparedness plan. The plan includes packing up water, food, batteries and more just to prepare for any disaster. Lynch and the National Weather Service recommend preparing the following: Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days — non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices — foods for …