Hurricane Sandy: Updates, Updates and More Updates

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10:12 a.m.: Planet Fitness in Coventry and Warwick are allowing residents without power to use their shower facilities. A gym membership is not required, however they are asking that residents being a photo ID with them.

Update - Oct. 30, 7:42 a.m.: According to Coventry Public Works, trash regularly picked up Monday-Wednesday will have a two-day delay. Trash regularly picked up Thursday-Friday will have a one-day delay.

8:10 p.m.:

Greenwich Village School, Closed Tuesday

6:50 p.m.:

Coventry Town Hall and Coventry Public Library will both be closed on Tuesday.

5:00 p.m.: 

The Greene School, Closed Tuesday

3:24 p.m.: 

Coventry Senior Center, Closed Tuesday, Cancel Activities

2:58 p.m.:

- Kent YMCA School's Out (Coventry), Closed Tuesday

2:10 p.m.:

- The Coventry High School Bond Item presentation scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. has been canceled.

11:58 a.m.: Citizens Bank branches will be closing Monday at 1 p.m.

11:30 a.m.:

Coventry Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor Jason Licciardi has announced that all Parks & Recreation classes scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30 will be cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy’s projected lingering effects. 

Classes are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, Oct. 31. "We will do our best to schedule make up days if there are dates available," read Licciardi's email. "Your instructor will let you know at the class."

Note, going forward, anytime school is cancelled or let out early due to inclement weather, all Parks & Recreation classes are cancelled.

10:52 a.m.:

Coventry Public Library will be closed Monday after 12 p.m.

9:14 a.m.: 

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will suspend operations Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. A statement from RIPTA said it will suspend service in Newport and South County beginning at 10 a.m. Statewide service will be suspended at noon.

Click here for the latest bulletin from the Coventry Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).

Oct. 29 - 7:14 a.m.:

Click here for a list of important numbers and websites to have on hand.

9:34 p.m.: Updated Coventry Closings:

- Child Care Plus Learning Center, Closed Monday

- Greenwich Village School, Closed Monday

- Our Lady of Czenstochowa, No CCD Classes Monday

- Rita Beaulieu Dance & Gymnastics, Closed Monday (no classes)

7:17 p.m.: Updated Coventry Closings:

- Coventry Credit Union, Closed Monday

- Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, Closed Monday

- The Greene School, Closed Monday

- SS John & Paul, No CCD, Confirmation classes or classes Monday and Tuesday

- Sylvan Learning of Coventry, Closed Monday

12:30 p.m.: Along with schools being closed in Coventry on Monday and Tuesday, trash pickup is also canceled for those two days. A state of emergency has been declared for Coventry and a voluntary evacuation of campgrounds and mobile home parks is also in effect.

The Coventry Police Department has ordered a parking ban beginning at midnight on Oct. 28 until further notice. 

The Coventry Senior Center will be closed on Monday, however staff is still expected to report to work.

Click here for the full release from the Coventry EMA.

12:12 p.m.: Coventry Public Schools are canceled for Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

11:27 a.m.:

Oct. 28 - 10:50 a.m.: Keep checking this page for updates about Hurricane Sandy's progress and how it is affecting Coventry. Aside from the usual government and town agency posts that will be presented to you, this is where you can find school and business closings as well as downed trees and power lines, power outages and other dangerous situations.

Remember, I can't be everywhere, so please comment below with any of the above information that you are aware of so that I can check up on it.

Also, feel free to e-mail me photos or tips at lauren.costa@patch.com or text them to me at 401.369.1676. And don't forget about the Coventry Patch Facebook page!

Stay safe, Coventry!


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