19 Oct 2014 1200 – Exercise Activation of EOC for Fire Dept Open House

EXERCISE – The Portsmouth RI Emergency Ops Center  (EOC) has been activated concurrent with the Portsmouth Fire Dept Open House, 12 Noon to 2 PM today Oct 19, 2014.

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Open House at Portsmouth Fire Station and EOC

The Portsmouth Fire Department will host its annual Open House on Sunday October 19 from noon to 2:00 PM. The fire station will be open to the public and friendly Fire Department personnel will be on hand to display all the Department’s equipment and answer your questions. Refreshments and light food will be available. Our firefighters always go out of their way to make this a memorable event for youngsters.

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the second floor of the fire station will be open to the public as well. Portsmouth EMA will be conducting an EOC activation exercise in parallel with the open house. The EOC will be staffed and operational much as it would be during an actual emergency. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to view the facility that becomes the Town’s nerve center during an emergency.

Put October 19th on your calendar and join us for Open House.

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Red Cross Shelter Open House Sat July 26

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Electric power outage Thurs April 17

Approximately 550 National Grid customers on mainland Portsmouth and Prudence Island have been affected by an electric power outage. National Grid expects to restore service to all customers by 10:00 PM tonight.

 

 

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Winter Storm Watch Tue/Wed Mar 25/26

*** Corrected title heading – was listed as warning, not watch ***
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
337 PM EDT MON MAR 24 2014
POWERFUL WINTER STORM LIKELY TO AFFECT SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND
AND PARTICULARLY THE CAPE AND ISLANDS VERY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY MORNING
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…PLYMOUTH…
FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…NEWPORT
…WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
* LOCATIONS…PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS AND NEWPORT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST RHODE ISLAND.
* HAZARD TYPES…POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH SOME BLOWING
AND DRIFTING.
* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.
* TIMING…VERY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT VERY
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION…WINDY
CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH
POOR VISIBILITIES. THE WEDNESDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR MAY BE
IMPACTED SIGNIFICANTLY.
* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.
* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW OF 6 OR MORE INCHES IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD…OR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY
TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.
FOR THE LATEST UPDATES…PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON
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Winter Storm Watch for Tues/Wed Mar 25-26

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1037 AM EDT MON MAR 24 2014

…POWERFUL WINTER STORM LIKELY TO AFFECT SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND…

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TAUNTON…BROCKTON…PLYMOUTH…
FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…MATTAPOISETT…NEWPORT
1037 AM EDT MON MAR 24 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

* LOCATIONS…PLYMOUTH AND BRISTOL COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS AND NEWPORT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES…POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW WITH BLOWING AND
DRIFTING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 INCHES OR MORE IS
POSSIBLE DEPENDING UPON THE EXACT TRACK OF THE STORM.

* TIMING…TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION ALONG WITH BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW THAT MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…AROUND 30.

* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW OF 6 OR MORE INCHES IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD…OR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY
TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD WINTER WEATHER DEVELOP.

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FOR THE LATEST UPDATES…PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON

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Travel Advisory Tues Feb 18

*** Travel Advisory Tues Feb 18 ***

Snow or a snow/rain mix is expected to impact the afternoon rush hour today. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Use caution when driving and allow extra time for travel this afternoon.

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Weather update 4:00 PM Sat Feb 15

From National Weather Service, Taunton, MA

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
3:29 PM EST SAT FEB 15 2014
…A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT MOST OF THE REGION
TONIGHT WITH DANGEROUS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE
EASTERN ENGLAND COAST THIS EVENING AND TRAVEL IS HIGHLY
DISCOURAGED…
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SUNDAY…
* LOCATIONS…MOST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MUCH OF EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS OUTSIDE OF THE BLIZZARD WARNING.
* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES.
* TIMING…SNOW WILL QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY THROUGH EARLY EVENING.
THE PEAK OF THE STORM WILL BE BETWEEN 6 PM AND MIDNIGHT…WITH
SNOW COMING TO AN END BY 3 OR 4 AM. IN ADDITION…STRONG WINDS
WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND PEAK NEAR OR JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S.
* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW WITH 1 TO 2 INCH PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES
WILL MAKE DRIVING EXTREMELY DIFFICULT THIS EVENING. BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY POOR VISIBILITIES AT TIMES BY
MIDNIGHT. TRAVEL WILL BECOME QUITE DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE THIS
EVENING. THE STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW MAY RESULT IN ISOLATED
POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES.
* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
* VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
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Travel Advisory Sat Feb 15

*** Travel Advisory Sat Feb 15 ***

Portsmouth residents should complete road travel by noon today Saturday Feb 15.

Light snow will begin falling around 12:00 noon today, quickly intensifying into heavy snow by mid-afternoon. Strong winds will develop during the afternoon hours. Areas just to our east are under a Blizzard Warning from the National Weather Service.

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Winter Weather Update Thurs Feb 13

  • Portsmouth public schools closed all day today
  • Parking Ban in effect until 3:00 PM today

All town roads will be treated by 7:30 AM today. Allow extra time for travel this morning. Please be considerate of our road crew workers – their stressful day in the office began before 5:00 AM. Be patient and stay well clear of highway maintenance vehicles.

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