Thursday, February 7, 2013
You still have some time to gather supplies before Winter Storm Nemo starts burying East Providence on Friday morning.
Winter Storm Nemo is expected to cross most of Rhode Island as a full-blown blizzard on Friday, dumping up to two feet of snow on East Providence. Are you ready? The American Red Cross recommends everyone prepare for the storm with these steps: Get a Disaster Supplies Kit For Your Home Where can local residents find these supplies? Which store have ran out? Tell us in the comments section below this article. Get a Disaster Supplies Kit for Your Vehicle You should be able to find most of these supplies at Advance Auto Parts or McLaughlin's or any of the other auto supplies stores in the city. Make a Winter Storm Plan Be Informed If the Power Goes Out Hazardous Winter Travel The American Red Cross strongly urges everyone to monitor weather …
Monday, August 29, 2011
The city's emergency shelter is still open, about 19 roads are still blocked and many trees are still resting on houses.
Power outages are widespread throughout East Providence and many traffic signals are not operating. Nineteen local streets are blocked at some location, with entangled trees and wires requiring National Grid assistance, according to Deputy Emergency Managment Director Wayne Barnes. He asked that drivers please exercise caution and courtesy at intersections without signals. The city, with the assistance of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross, continues to operate an emergency shelter at the East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Ave. Barnes also released a press release late this afternoon with the following information:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Construction stops shelter from being open at East Providence High School.
The American Red Cross worked with state and East Providence officials to make a last-minute decision to open a shelter at the East Providence Senior Activity Center on Waterman Avenue. Volunteers from the American Red Cross, who officially opened the shelter at 4 p.m., have unloaded trucks of food and are awaiting truckloads of bottled water and military-style cots for any displaced people in the community. On-site Coordinator Phyllis Stafford said they are expecting anywhere between 60 and 100 people to arrive at the shelter. East Providence High School was the first choice for the shelter because it has the capacity to hold hundreds, according to East Providence Facilities Manager Ed Caletti, but the $6 million renovation project …