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Wind Advisory in Place for Rhode Island

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for the entire state until 2 a.m. on Friday. There is also a cold front approaching the area tonight and light rain or showers are expected.

A wind advisory is issued when winds are forecasted to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or wind gusts will be between 46 and 57 miles per hour. Winds this strong can cause isolated power outages or downed tree limbs. Driving can also be difficult, especially for taller vehicles. All Rhode Islanders are reminded to watch for downed power lines or tree branches and to drive carefully.

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is monitoring updates from municipalities and from National Grid for reports of any power outages or other wind-related damages.

Related links

Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 03-08-2012

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