Exercise Portsmouth EOC IPI Unit Standing Down

At 2145 the Portsmouth EOC IPI Unit is standing down. This exercise is completed.

This is an exercise

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Exercise Power has been restored to the Portsmouth EOC Exercise

At 2114 power was restored to the Portsmouth EOC and the IPI Unit is functioning as normal

This is an exercise

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Exercise IPI Unit Operating on Emergency Batteries

Due to a power outage at approximately 2045 the IPI Unit is currently operating on battery power.

This is an Exercise

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EOC Activation Exercise Sun May 22

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st. Portsmouth EMA is practicing our response procedures and testing all our systems this evening. The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully staffed and bustling with activity.

This blog post is brought to you from the folks in our Internet Public Information (IPI) unit. The IPI Unit is actively monitoring Facebook and Twitter and will post informational messages on both.

Our Emergency Communications (EmComm) Unit is maintaining radio contact with the Portsmouth Fire, Police and Public Works departments. The EmComm Unit is also in contact with the Westerly, RI EOC where a similar training exercise is underway.

Portsmouth EMA conducts EOC activation exercises like this one at least 4 times per year. During an actual emergency the EOC becomes the nerve center for the Town, where Town government leaders and our first responder agencies can effectively coordinate activities to protect our citizens, property, critical infrastructure, and the environment.

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane forecast predicts a total of 12 named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes this year. Are you and your family prepared for a hurricane?

You can find hurricane preparedness information from FEMA here:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

You can download Portsmouth’s hurricane preparedness brochure here:

http://goo.gl/kA6Ix0

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Internet Restored in Portsmouth

Cox internet service in Portsmouth has been restored according to reports from multiple residents.
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Internet Outage 6:30pm Update

Cox has identified the cause of the outage and is working on a repair at this time. Service is expected to be restored by approximately 8:30pm this evening.

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Internet Outage Monday May 9th 2016

At 3:01pm today many Cox customers in our area lost internet, phone, and television service. At the present time Cox does not know when service will be restored.

Police and fire business phone lines may be impacted by this outage.

911 SERVICE IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS OUTAGE. IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY POLICE, FIRE OR MEDICAL SERVICE CALL 911.

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center has been activated and we are in contact with our partners at the RI Emergency Management Agency. The Portsmouth EOC will remain active until normal internet service is restored.

Further information will be posted here if and when it becomes available.

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Portsmouth Public Schools closed Monday 3/21

All Portsmouth Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 21st.

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Portsmouth Parking Ban 6:00 PM Sunday 3/20

From the Portsmouth Police Dept:
 
A parking ban will be in effect Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM until 4:00 PM Monday, March 21, 2016.
 
We appreciate your cooperation, and will work with the other town employees to clear the roadways and other traffic hazards as quickly as possible.
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Portsmouth EOC exercise deactivated

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The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been deactivated for a training exercise at 1545 hours Saturday  March 19, .

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