Coventry EMA Addresses Winter Storm Nemo

Town officials have declared a State of Emergency for Coventry.


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 continue preparations for Winter
Storm Nemo.

The Coventry EMA staff is currently monitoring the storm and working
hand-in-hand with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to gather
information needed to make critical storm related decisions.

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 will be difficult during this storm. This also
applies to Emergency Vehicles.


  1. Town Council President, Gary Cote, has declared a State of Emergency for this event.
  2. Town offices will close today at noon, including the Town library. Both will be closed for the weekend.
  3. A parking ban is in effect as of last evening at midnight and will remain in effect until further notice. Please ensure that vehicles are not left on the roadway, they will be towed if they hinder snow removal operations.
  4. Please stay off the roadways as the storm will intensify throughout the day. This will allow our snow removal crews to clear our roadways more quickly and efficiently.
  5. A warming center will be available at the Coventry Senior Center (50 Wood St.), from 4 p.m. this evening throughout the storm.

For more information regarding the planning by Coventry EMA you may go to
the Town of Coventry website http://www.town.coventry.ri.us/ as well as The
Coventry Police Department website http://www.coventrypd.org/.

Additional information may be obtained from the Rhode Island EMA at their
website http://www.riema.ri.gov.

Bryan J. Volpe

Chief of Police/ EMA Director

Robert February 08, 2013 at 06:41 PM
My wife has an oxygen generator and if we loose power we lose phone service. Is there anyway we can notify Nation Grid? We are on thier priority list.
Lauren Costa February 08, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Hi Robert, I just spoke with Chief Volpe about this. Are you in the Coventry EMA Emergency Registry? If not, please call the Coventry Police Department at 826-1100 and ask to be placed on the registry. In the case of a reported power outage in your area, emergency personnel will know your location and come check to see if you need assistance. Stay safe!


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