Winter Storm Gail Dec 2020

Winter Storm Gail Information

Subject: RE: Subject: PORTSMOUTH EMA SITUATION REPORT THREE AND FINAL – WINTER STORM 12/16/2020


  1. SITUATION 17DEC2020 1400 EST (2:00 PM): NWS WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUED TILL 4:00 PM TODAY.  THERE REMAINS NO REPORTED POWER OUTAGES FROM NATIONAL GRID ON AQUIDNECK ISLAND.  PARKING BAN REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTSMOUTH TILL 9:00 PM THIS EVENING.
  2. ACTIONS TAKEN:
    a. 17DEC1400 EOC is deactivated. 
  3. PLANS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
    a. Winter storm to be monitored remotely.  Portsmouth EMA may be reached at (401) 477-2172.
  4. PUBLIC INFORMATION:
  1. All emergencies should be reported via 911.
  2. For preparedness information visit www.portsmouthri.com
    https://www.portsmouthri.com/143/Emergency-Management
  3. General public reporting contacts:
    1. Power outages call National Grid during periods of high outage activity at 1-800-465-1212.
    2. Gas leaks call National Grid Customer Service Center at 1-800-640-1595 and local Fire Dept.
    3. Utility lines down call Police/Fire dispatch at 911. 
  1. CASE STATUS: CLOSED 

Parking Ban is in effect till 9:00 PM this evening 12/17/2020.

 

SITUATION 17DEC2020 0800 EST: NWS WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS TILL 1:00 PM TODAY.  3-5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW EXPECTED.  TEMP 34 DEG F.  WIND 12 MPH.  SNOW IS WET SO BE CAUTIOUS SHOVELING. NATIONAL GRID REPORTS 133 CUSTUMERS AFFECTED.   NONE ON AQUIDNECK ISLAND.  ALMOST ALL PWR  OUTAGES WERE IN NARRAGANSETT RI.  PARKING BAN ON PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC STREETS REMAINS IN EFFECT TILL 9:00 PM TODAY TO FACILITATE SNOW REMOVAL AND TREATMENT. 

1.       ACTIONS TAKEN: Continue to monitor.  

2.       PLANS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
a. PEMA is participating in todays RIEMA, RIDOT, NWS, NATL. GRID & Local EM Directors phone conference.
b. PEMA EOC may be reached at (401) 477-2172.

     - COMM Unit, VRC and Wellness Team remain on standby.  Probability of activation remains LOW.  
     - PIO continues to perform duties from home or office as appropriate.

3.       PUBLIC INFORMATION:

  1. All emergencies should be reported via 911.
  2. For preparedness information visit www.portsmouthri.com
    https://www.portsmouthri.com/143/Emergency-Management
  3. General public reporting contacts:
    1. Power outages call National Grid during periods of high outage activity at 1-800-465-1212.
    2. Gas leaks call National Grid Customer Service Center at 1-800-640-1595 and local Fire Dept.
    3. Utility lines down call Police/Fire dispatch at 911.  

4.       CASE STATUS: Ongoing.  NEXT REPORT: At end of event unless significant change occurs.

 

Drafter:  Ray Perry, CEM (401) 477-2172

 

 


Subject: PORTSMOUTH EMA SITUATION REPORT TWO – WINTER STORM 12/16/2020


1.       SITUATION 17DEC2020 0800 EST: NWS WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS TILL 1:00 PM TODAY.  3-5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW EXPECTED.  TEMP 34 DEG F.  WIND 12 MPH.  SNOW IS WET SO BE CAUTIOUS SHOVELING. NATIONAL GRID REPORTS 133 CUSTUMERS AFFECTED.   NONE ON AQUIDNECK ISLAND.  ALMOST ALL PWR  OUTAGES WERE IN NARRAGANSETT RI.  PARKING BAN ON PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC STREETS REMAINS IN EFFECT TILL 1:00 PM TODAY TO FACILITATE SNOW REMOVAL AND TREATMENT. 

2.       ACTIONS TAKEN: Continue to monitor.  

3.       PLANS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
a. PEMA is participating in todays RIEMA, RIDOT, NWS, NATL. GRID & Local EM Directors phone conference.
b. PEMA EOC may be reached at (401) 477-2172.

     - COMM Unit, VRC and Wellness Team remain on standby.  Probability of activation remains LOW.  
     - PIO continues to perform duties from home or office as appropriate.

4.       PUBLIC INFORMATION:

  1. All emergencies should be reported via 911.
  2. For preparedness information visit www.portsmouthri.com
    https://www.portsmouthri.com/143/Emergency-Management
  3. General public reporting contacts:
    1. Power outages call National Grid during periods of high outage activity at 1-800-465-1212.
    2. Gas leaks call National Grid Customer Service Center at 1-800-640-1595 and local Fire Dept.
    3. Utility lines down call Police/Fire dispatch at 911.  

5.       CASE STATUS: Ongoing.  NEXT REPORT: At end of event unless significant change occurs.

 

Drafter:  Ray Perry, CEM (401) 477-2172

 

 

Subject: PORTSMOUTH EMA SITUATION REPORT ONE – WINTER STORM 12/16/2020 

 

1.       SITUATION 15DEC2020 1130 EST: NWS WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTRERNOON. Heavy snow from storm may commence as early as 6:00 PM today with 6-12 inches of snow anticipated.  Wind gusts may reach 45mph.  Temp will start near 32 DEG dropping on Thursday morning to MID 20s.  Anticipate significant blowing and drifting of snow, downed trees and power lines, and dangerous travel conditions.

2.       ACTIONS TAKEN: 

  1. PEMA is participating in daily RIEMA, RIDOT, NWS, NATL. GRID & Local EM Directors phone conferences.
  2. 15 DEC PEMA coordinated non-congregate sheltering planning with “Looking Upwards” homes in Portsmouth.

3.       PLANS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
a. PPD have ordered a parking ban from Wednesday 16 DEC 7:00 PM through Thursday 17 DEC 9:00 PM, 2020.
b.  PEMA Office in TH will serve as EOC.  EOC will be activated 16 DEC 6:00 PM (anticipate 24-hour activation) with the following components:

     - CMD will monitor storm from EOC with a particular focus on WebEOC management/RIEMA coordination, Tracking Power Outages, Damage Assessment and Life Lines monitoring, and coordination of Special Needs transportation as requested.  EOC Phone number is (401) 643-0350 or (401) 477-2172.

     - COMM Unit will be in standby status ready to staff post event the Incident Communications Center (ICC)
(401) 683-0285
/ or EOC as directed.
     - PIO will perform duties from home or office.

     - Request VRC and Wellness Teams be in standby and ready to support within two hours of notice.   Probability of support being needed is LOW.

4.       PUBLIC INFORMATION:

  1. All emergencies should be reported via 911.
  2. For preparedness information visit www.portsmouthri.com
    https://www.portsmouthri.com/143/Emergency-Management
  3. General public reporting contacts:
    1. Power outages call National Grid during periods of high outage activity at 1-800-465-1212.
    2. Gas leaks call National Grid Customer Service Center at 1-800-640-1595 and local Fire Dept.
    3. Utility lines down call Police/Fire dispatch at 911.  

5.       CASE STATUS: Ongoing.  NEXT REPORT: At end of event unless significant change occurs.

 

Drafter:  Ray Perry, CEM (401) 477-2172