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Dec 17

Portsmouth Winter Storm Gail SITREP THREE and FINAL 17 December 2020 1400

Posted on December 17, 2020 at 2:12 PM by Richard Talipsky

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

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.
ACTIONS TAKEN:
a. 17DEC1400 EOC is deactivated.
PLANS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
a. Winter storm to be monitored remotely. Portsmouth EMA may be reached at (401) 477-2172.
PUBLIC INFORMATION:
All emergencies should be reported via 911.
For preparedness information visit www.portsmouthri.com
https://www.portsmouthri.com/143/Emergency-Management
General public reporting contacts:
Power outages call National Grid during periods of high outage activity at 1-800-465-1212.
Gas leaks call National Grid Customer Service Center at 1-800-640-1595 and local Fire Dept.
Utility lines down call Police/Fire dispatch at 911.
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:
All emergencies should be reported via 911.
For preparedness information visit www.portsmouthri.com
https://www.portsmouthri.com/143/Emergency-Management
General public reporting contacts:
Power outages call National Grid during periods of high outage activity at 1-800-465-1212.
Gas leaks call National Grid Customer Service Center at 1-800-640-1595 and local Fire Dept.
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