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:
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.
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:
For a full list of Rhode Island Evacuation maps, click here.
National Grid Outage Central: Includes safety tips and outage maps.
Ready.gov:Emergency Preparedness informational site provided by FEMA