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Helping Neighbors During Storm Aftermath is Urged

As Rhode Island begins to dig out from the more than two feet of snow from the Winter Storm, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) recommends that Rhode Islanders lend a helping hand to friends, family, or neighbors that may need assistance.

Rhode Islanders can help friends, family, and neighbors do the following:

  • Clear driveways, sidewalks, and walkways of snow and ice.
  • Clear snow from areas around furnace vents to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Make sure generators are properly vented and are being used according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Go to a shelter if you do not have heat or power in your home. To find a shelter near you, visit or call 211.
  • Make sure outdoor pets have a supply of water that is not frozen.
  • Continue to follow the local media for any important updates.

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