Monday, February 11, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the worst storm in decades? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the Coventry's plows handled the 2 feet-plus of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Click here to view Coventry's Blizzard 2013 Main Topic Page for everything that was posted about the storm.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The warming station will be closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Town of Coventry Emergency Management Staff (EMA) in cooperation with all Emergency Response Agencies, the Department of Public Works and Human Services Agencies of the Town of Coventry are maintaining services during the aftermath of Winter Storm Nemo. NOTICE: The Town of Coventry SHELTER at the Coventry Senior Center located at 50 Wood St., has been downgraded to a WARMING STATION. We ask that those responding bring blankets and pillows. The warming station will not allow pets. Those interested in utilizing the station may call the Senior Center at 822-9180 or the Coventry Police Department at 826-1100. For more information regarding the planning by Coventry EMA you may go to the Town of Coventry website http://www.town.coventry.ri…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
It's a nasty job, but someone's gotta do it.
Saturday, February 9
The blizzard has stopped, the sky is clear, and now you have to clear some snow. Shoveling or snow-blowing your driveway is one thing. But clearing the snow off your roof can be a challenge. Here are some tips to read before you do. 1. Dress appropriately. Wear layers, so you can stay warm but also not have your movement impeded by overly thick clothing. 2. Wear sunglasses. You'll be looking up much of the time, and a clear winter sky after a snowstorm tends to have a very bright sun. Having sun-induced blind spots is never a good idea, especially when you're up on a ladder clearing snow. 3. Pick the right tool for the job. Don't use a tool that will damage your roof. You can start off with a snow rake (or roof rake). If you don't have …
Please call (603) 205-3975 if you know who the dog belongs to.
This dog was found in Coventry during the blizzard and is being posted on Facebook by the resident that found him/her. It appears to be a golden/lab mix. Please contact 603-205-3975 if you have information about the dog or know who its owner is.
DPW workers and National Grid are cleaning up and restoring power after the blizzard.
Saturday, February 9
The Town of Coventry Emergency Management Staff (EMA) in cooperation with all Emergency Response Agencies, the Department of Public Works and Human Services Agencies of the Town of Coventry are maintaining services during the aftermath of Winter Storm Nemo. Emergency response by fire, police, department of public works and human services support is prepared and ready to respond to the community’s needs. Please understand that travel remains difficult after this storm. This also applies to Emergency Vehicles. Points: 1. A warming center at the Coventry Senior Center (50 Wood St.) is still open and available to residents without power on Saturday. 2. Coventry residents are still experiencing power outages (less than 600 customers) and town…
As expected, Rhode Islanders are experiencing widespread power outages. More than 2,600 are in the dark in Coventry.
Roughly 2,680 in Coventry and more than 180,000 homes across the state are in the dark at this hour as the blizzard of 2013 begins to dissipate. About 2,400 of the outages in the Coventry area are in the Pulaski St./West Warwick/Centerville area and have been out since Friday evening. With snowfall increasing and winds picking up before midnight, power outages began to spring up across the state as Rhode Island was hit by the worst of the blizzard. According to National Grid's power outage map, more than 187,000 Rhode Islanders are without power as of Saturday morning and many may be in the dark for days as restoration efforts are underway. A travel ban ordered by Governor Chafee is still in effect and pertains to not only major …
The latest news on the biggest winter storm in decades.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 Midnight
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Coventry is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Coventry Patch's coverage area.
Will you need help shoveling after the storm? Or, are you offering shoveling services? Let's try and help out our Coventry neighbors during the blizzard.
Will you need shoveling out after the storm? Are you a student looking to make some money shoveling today or tomorrow? Let's get a list started of people offering shoveling/plow services. I've already heard from a few on Coventry Patch's Facebook page. Here's a few individuals offering shoveling services: Ron Ylitalo: when I was a kid there wasn't any list. I just knew that there was money to be made and I had to work for it. I went out and did it. But if this is what needs to be done to get help then let me be one of the first to put my name in. Elese Buerman: Cut Pro Lawn Service is plowing, call Chris (401) 206-1566 (he's my neighbor, he gave me permission to post for him -- he's out plowing now!) If you know someone who needs …
The worst of the blizzard of 2013 should continue for the next 6-10 hours. Help us track power outages in Coventry.
The blizzard of 2013 is beginning to peak across Coventry, conditions that should continue for the next 6-10 hours. Snow is falling at a rate of 1-2 inches an hour, and should remain consistent through the night. Some areas could see as much as 3 inches an hour falling overnight. All tolled, that adds up to 18-24 inches for Coventry, with some areas possibly getting as much as 30 inches. The wind is also becoming a problem as gusts have registered as high as 40 mph already. Wind speed could increase to as high as 60 mph overnight. The heavy, wet snow, combined with high winds could topple trees and electric poles, causing power outages throughout the state. According to National Grid's power outage map, more than 20,000 Rhode Islanders …