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Preparing For The Unexpected...

REGISTER For Your Community Notifications - CodeRED 

RI Emergency Management  401-946-9996

 National Grid Emergency Number 1-800-465-1212 

For Power Outages and Downed Power Lines 

Power Outage Map          Storm Tips 

  RI State Police 

  Food Establishment Hurricane Emergency Procedures 

Click for
Hurricane Season Links
 June1 - November 30

 Click For 
Statewide Emergency Contacts

United Way 2-1-1
Get Help - Get Connected

211 can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more. 

 In a Watch or Warning?

 Click for a list of steps you can take




"Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now."
Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed



View and print a copy of the brochure you would like from the list below. 

Download a PDF or call 1-800-BE-READY 

ReadyBusiness Brochure - Plan - Plan to Stay in Business 

Build A Kit 

Ready Checklist 

Ready America   Brochure - Plan - Special Information for Seniors Disabled & Special Needs  - Pets

Ready Kids    Brochure - Plan 

Connected To Sewers?




Think you're ready?  
Get a sense by using this

 Business Exercise




What you can do to prepare (pdf file)


Red Cross Urges Residents to be ready

Know When and How to Turn Off the Utilities

Emergency Shelters 


 Would You Like to Volunteer 
Before, During or After an Emergency?
-- Applications Being Accepted --
You Can Make A Difference

Complete An Application

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Programs visit our website at

Disaster Response & Recovery

General Information - Saving Family Treasures - Salvage Procedures

"A pro-active rather than re-active approach to disaster preparation is the best means of mitigating damage from natural disasters or other forms of destruction.

However, despite systematic planning efforts, when emergencies do occur — whether they are small scale or catastrophic — they can be overwhelming. Information in this section provides information and guidance on recovering various types of record materials.

Please be Aware

  • Always put health and human safety first before trying to save important collections, papers, books, or photographs.
  • Make sure the area has been declared safe to enter by the appropriate authorities."

                 ---The National Archives 



Hurricane Season 
June1 - November 30

 Links:  Basics  -  History  -  Storm Surge  -  Marine Safety  -  High Winds  -  Tornadoes  -  Inland Flooding  -  Forecast Process
 -  Be Prepared  -  Take Action

 Hurricane Isabel

Photo taken September 9, 2003  
NOAA Satellite Image

 – Evacuating Before the Hurricane  
 – Rhode Island Evacuation Maps   
 -- Tips to make a Disaster-Supply Kit
-- Home Emergency and Disaster Safety
 -- Supplies Needed to Weather the Storm (includes checklist)
 -- Family Disaster Plan
 -- Securing Your Home or Business
 -- Enroll in Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry   REGISTER   Espanol
--How to Stay Informed  during a hurricane


Get Ready - Plan Ahead for Disasters
Talk with your Family 

     - Hurricane Awareness   
     - Advance Check List To Prepare
     - National Hurricane Center    
     - Tropical Update 
     - NOAA
     - National Weather Service Forecast Eastern Zone

     - Marine Preparedness 



Barrington 247-1900 
Burrillville 568-4440 
Bristol 253-6912 
Central Falls 727-7444 
Charlestown 364-1212 
Coventry 821-3456 
Cranston 780-2211 
Cumberland 333-2500 
East Greenwich 886-8632 
E Providence 435-7600 
Exeter 397-7688 
Foster 397-3317 

Narragansett 789-1044 
Newport 847-2695 
No Kingstown 294-3316 
No Providence 231-1333
No Smithfield 767-2206 
New Shoreham 466-3220 
Pawtucket 727-9100 
Portsmouth 683-0300 
Providence 243-6398 
Richmond 539-8289 
Smithfield 233-1033 
Scituate 647-3000
So Kingstown 783-3321

Glocester 568-2533 
Hopkinton 377-2100 
Jamestown 423-7277 
Johnston 231-8100 
Lincoln 333-1111 
Little Compton 635-2311
Middletown 846-1144 

Tiverton 624-8108 
Warren 245-7340 
Warwick 738-2000 
Westerly 596-2027 
W Greenwich 397-3388 
West Warwick 822-9267 
Woonsocket 766-1212




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For Businesses & Residents

 Register for this rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The system will distribute emergency messages and important information from your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

By registering (it's called creating a managed account), you'll be added to the emergency call list. CLICK HERE to register



Placed in a Watch or Warning?  

Here are some steps you should take...



 Sewer Authority - Grinder Pumps
WARWICK SEWER AUTHORITY- In anticipation of the potential for power outages during the upcoming storm, the Warwick Sewer Authority is reminding customers with grinder pumps that, if power is lost, the pumps will have limited capacity and those customers should therefore limit water usage. Without power, the grinder pumps will be unable to discharge into the main sewer line. 
WSA suggests that grinder pump owners prepare for a power outage by running an inside faucet for about 10 minutes or until the pump starts up. This will evacuate any wastewater stored in the pump and maximize storage capacity.
Continued reduced water usage will allow for use of the plumbing facilities for a longer period of time, hopefully until power can be restored. If there is an extended power outage, the Warwick Sewer Authority will issue additional information. 
For sewer emergencies, please contact our on-duty operator at (401) 524-9327.  

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