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Island Park, CFP Residents Should Be Ready To Move

Portsmouth emergency officials say residents of Island Park and Common Fence Point should prepare if asked to move to higher ground.

The following is from a press release. 

The Town of Portsmouth is issuing a Code Red Alert to all residents.

A severe weather alert is being issued for an impending storm with Tropical Force Winds which is forecasted to hit our area starting early on Monday, Oct. 28, and lasting into late Tuesday.

Regional Shelters are being opened at the Gaudet Middle School in Middletown and the Tiverton Middle School in Tiverton. Pets are not allowed. The shelters will open at 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

The State of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is advising that potential flooding and power outages are expected.

As a precautionary measure, the town of Portsmouth is advising that the residents of Island Park, Common Fence Point and other low lying areas where possible flooding may occur should be prepared to move to higher ground.

All residents are urged to take necessary precautions for possible power outages and flooding. All residents should be tuning into their local news and radio stations for up to date storm information along with special information on the Portsmouthemergency.com web site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Portsmouth Schools will be closed on Monday. Portsmouth Town Hall will remain open during normal business hours as the weather dictates.

All calls for storm information can be directed to the Portsmouth Police at 683-0300 or the Portsmouth Fire Department at 683-1200. All calls for Emergency response residents should use the Emergency 911 system.

John ("Anything But Sue") October 29, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I took a ride through Island Park this morning at 10:00 AM...TWO hours After high tide. The water was right up to the wall but was NOT splashing over because there were no waves, as the wind was from the North East. High tide tonight will be at 8:23 PM. My educated guess is Park Ave will be flooded well before that ...even if there are no waves, because TWO Additional FEET of water are predicted with Tonights High Tide.
Judi Staven October 29, 2012 at 04:26 PM
If anyone thinks that they will have to evacuate tonight and has a pet they cannot take with them, you can take your pet to Potters animal shelter. The number is 846-8276. They will only be there until around 4pm. So you need to make the arrangements now. Judi
Jen October 29, 2012 at 04:46 PM
When will we know?
Jen October 29, 2012 at 06:01 PM
There's a line down on park ave
Jen October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM
What's everyone doing? Staying or going?

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