The East Providence Emergency Management Agency provides an update on the blizzard conditions approaching the city.
Friday, February 8
East Providence's Emergency Management Deputy Director, Wayne Barnes, released this information about 1 pm Friday: "The City of East Providence Public Safety, Department of Public Works, and Emergency Management now have storm operations underway, and will for the duration of this evening. We continue to work with the RI Emergency Management Agency and National Grid regarding the storm. Weather-wise, for the Providence area...a Blizzard Warning is in effect through midday Saturday. Snow will continue to increase, and will be unusually heavy tonight through early Saturday. Northeast winds will be strong with gusts to 50-60 mph during that time period with blizzard conditions at times. Total snowfall of over 20 inches appears likely. …
East Providence, RI health department and Wellness Company are offering vaccinations for the flu, whooping cough and pneumonia on Monday, Dec. 3, in Riverside.
East Providence is hosting a vaccination clinic on Monday, Dec. 3, for the flu, whooping cough, and pneumonia. The clinic will be held at the Riverside Middle School at 179 Forbes St. It runs from 4 to 7 pm. The city is teaming up with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Wellness Company to offer the vaccinations, said Wayne Barnes, deputy Emergency Management Agency director. The regular seasonal flu vaccine will be offered for those ages 6 months and older who have not received it yet this season. The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine is for anyone 11 years of age and older. “Anyone who is in close contact with an infant should get a Tdap shot if they haven’t been immunized in the past five years,” said Barnes…