Emergency Preparedness

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Living in Rhode Island certainly has its benefits.  But with those benefits comes the crazy weather we’re known for! Here is some helpful information in the event of an emergency:

Emergency Supplies

Be sure to have these supplies on hand in case of emergency:

  • Water (Roughly 1 gallon per person, per day)
  • Non-Perishable food, requiring little or no water
  • Battery operated flashlights and radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Prescription medications
  • Basic First Aid kit
  • Cash (small bills and coins)
  • Hand wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone charger
  • Emergency contacts
  • Waterproof matches
  • Utility knife

Consider keeping these items in a waterproof container and in an accessible location.  For a more comprehensive list from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, click here.

Evacuation Routes

In the event of a serious hurricane, you may be ordered to evacuate. Use the maps in the links below as a reference should an evacuation occur:

Narragansett

South Kingstown

For a full list of Rhode Island Evacuation maps, click here.

Helpful Resources

National Grid Outage Central: Includes safety tips and outage maps.

Special Needs Emergency Registry

Ready.gov:Emergency Preparedness informational site provided by FEMA

 

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