The Preserve moved in and started their games.
With the gun fire it makes this not the quite community i move into....
Am I not mistaken, didn't we as a community voted down his gun range?
How did we aloud this to happen and why?
At WPRI 12 we are proud sponsors of The 11th Annual Special Olympics Rhode Island Torch Run Plunge coming up this wknd! Super Plungers, Richmond, RI - Town Gove...rnment PD Chief Elwood Johnson & Athlete Michael James Bullock, joined The Rhode Show today with details. Photo: Bonnie Bryden. http://wpri.com/…/special-olympics-ri-ready-for-11th-annua…/
Chief Johnson will be doing the Super Plunge next weekend. Good luck, Chief! We are proud of your commitment to Special Olympics! https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsRhodeIsland/posts/10156209082674380
The SUPER PLUNGE is a new spin on a traditional plunge, where a team of individuals plunge into near freezing water once EVERY HOUR for a 24 hour period. 24 hours, 24 plunges, full submersion, no excuses, no backing out!
Are you or a loved one disabled and in need of home modifications that will allow you/them to stay at home rather than in long-term care? The RI Livable Home Modification Grant helps eligible individuals who are homeowners or renters to remain in their home and be more independent by offsetting the cost of some accessibility modifications, such as chair lifts, ramps, and accessible bathrooms and kitchens. For additional information, please see our website http://www.richmondri.com/176/Community-Senior-Center
11 am update from National Grid:
About 250 Richmond customers out. Just about all expected to be restored by 6pm today. Approximately 30 of them are on Hillsdale, 20-25 each on Tug Hollow, Sunset, North, Tefft, Bell Schoolhouse, Morning and Shannock Hill and other smaller streets.
Latest from National Grid:
"Richmond is under 500 outages (under 14% of all customers in town) - However - only about 50 expected back on today by 10pm - the rest by noon tomorrow. There are still 4 that may not get back on until midnight tomorrow"
Update from RI EMA at 12 noon:
* Snow will be heavy at times throughout the afternoon.
* Expect snow fall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour through the early afternoon.
* The snow will taper off in the 1 to 2 inch an hour intensity after 3PM and accumulating snow will end around 8PM this evening....
* Winds of 20 to 30 with gust up to 45 mph into this afternoon will cause reduced visibilities and near whiteout conditions in blowing and drifting snow.
* Power outages can be expected throughout the afternoon and early evening with some damage to trees.
* The total snow fall in Rhode Island will be on the order of 12 inches with some isolated 14-inch amounts in the northeastern part of the state.
Message from Richmond EMA:
As of this hour, we are expecting snow to continue through the day until this evening, measuring between 12-16" totals however, we are expecting a great deal of drifting and possible power outages.
What has happened:...
1. The Governor has closed state gov't today and encouraging everyone to stay home. THERE IS NOT A FULL TRAVEL BAN AT THIS TIME. Please stay off of the roads
2. Local Gov't is closed. If needed, we will open the Senior Center as a warming center.
3. Schools are closed. There are no afternoon activities
4. There is a Tractor-trailer ban along the Route 95 corridor. This means we may see heavy then normal traffic along Rt 138, Route 3 and Exit 3. Please, if you have to be on the road exercise extreme caution.
5. Do not be fooled by light drifting snow; especially while shoveling. Take your time and hydrate. Avoid using your hand to clear the snowblower, the snowblower will win!
6. In the event of power outages, please dial National Grid at 800-465-1212...This will assist in tracking down potential breaks in our lines and locate problems quicker.
7. Do not drive over any downed power lines under any circumstances. A NJ man was killed during the last storm when he drove over a live wire. HEED road cones.
8. Please shovel around your home heating vents and keep them clear. Keep oil fill pipes open. Check your smoke and CO alarms.
9. Please check your neighbors. One of the greatest attributes of Richmond is our sense of community. A little kindness goes a long way.
10. If you're outside, wear appropriate clothing. Dress in layers and dress to be SEEN.
11. Lastly, if you loose power don’t run your generator in doors including the garage, don’t back-feed the electrical system and use extreme caution when refueling a hot generator.
Be patient. We'll get through this together.
Thanks to Exeter EMA for sharing much of this information.
If you’re worried about losing power:
• Turn down the temperature in your refrigerator and freezer so that food lasts longer
• Turn up the temperature in your home ...
• Bottle water for drinking and fill your tub with water for toilet flushing
• Have flashlights ready – candles can be dangerous
• Charge your devices while you still have power
If you lose power:
• Don’t run a generator in the garage or inside the house
• Don’t use your gas stove to heat your home
• Portable kerosene heaters aren’t designed for indoor use and can be dangerous
• If you need to report an outage to National Grid, the number is 1-800-465-1212
• To track the status of your outage, go to National Grid’s website https://www.nationalgridus.com/RI…/Storms-Outages/Outage-Map
• Keep hands away from a working snow blower
• Take breaks while shoveling
• Don’t go out unless you have to