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Portsmouth Alerts

Holiday Closures

3 days 13 hours ago
Town Hall, Public Works and the Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Town Hall and Public Works reopen Monday the 29th but the Transfer Station will be open regular hours beginning Friday the 26th.

Holiday Closures

2 weeks 3 days ago
Town Hall, Public Works and the Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, November 11th for Veterans Day. All will reopen regular hours on Friday. Thanks to all our Veterans, and we wish everyone have a safe and happy holiday!

Holiday Closures

1 month 2 weeks ago
Town Hall, Public Works and the Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, October 11th for Columbus Day. All will reopen regular hours on Tuesday the 12th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Holiday Closures

2 months 3 weeks ago
Town Hall, Public Works and the Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day. All will reopen regular hours on Tuesday the 7th. Have a safe and happy holiday!
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PORTSMOUTH SETS COVID CLINIC FOR OCTOBER 29

1 month 1 week ago
PORTSMOUTH SETS COVID VACCINATION CLINIC FOR OCTOBER 29 A Portsmouth COVID Vaccination Clinic is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021 (3 PM to 7 PM) Vaccination Clinic at the Portsmouth High School site. This clinic is for only for first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older and booster Pfizer vaccinations for those authorized by the RI Dept of Health at the time of the clinic. Eligible patients are invited to get an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but dose availability for walk-ins may be limited. Go to the web site link below or scan the QR Code to secure your appointment for October 29th, 2021. https://www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/6205915062 [https://www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/6205915062] If you cannot make the October 29 clinic, there are other RI clinics available to you to get your vaccine. Call 1-844-930-1779 or go to www.vaccinateri.org

Oct 12, 2021 - URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION IDA

1 month 2 weeks ago
URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION IDA Please reply as soon as possible to [mailto:damageassessment@portsmouthri.com] damageassessment@portsmouthri.com [mailto:damageassessment@portsmouthri.com] [mailto:damageassessment@portsmouthri.com] [mailto:damageassessment@portsmouthri.com] with the following information for Portsmouth locations only: Identify if residential property or a business: POC Name: POC contact information: Address of the location: Multiple or Single family residence? Impacted: Basement, Floors, or both. (i.e. basement, or basement and first floor, or first floor…) Water, sewer or electrical systems impacted? Indicate which ones. Indicate maximum height of flooding that occurred in ft. (e.g., 1.5 ft in basement). Do you have insurance? QUESTIONS? contact Ray Perry at 401-477=2172 rperry@portsmouthri.com [mailto:rperry@portsmouthri.com]

CORRECTED EMAIL Public assistance required to accumulate damage reports.

3 months ago
Public assistance required to accumulate damage reports. Please send any and all damage reports (Trees down, damage to services, road obstructions, etc.) to: damageassessment@portsmouthri.com [mailto:damageassessments@portsmouthri.com] ( Corrected email) Anyone from the public sector should include address or description of location of damage, and their point of contact information, as well as assessment of any immediate safety concerns. Prefer emails. However, for urgent matters the phone number to the desk is 401) 643-0444 or police dispatch 683-0300.

Linden LN closed

3 months ago
Linden Ln (entrance to the Gardner Seveney Sports Complex) in Portsmouth is closed due to a fallen tree limb. The limb will be cleared when the wind subsides.

Portsmouth, RI Public Portsmouth Information Release Hurricane Henri 8/21/2021 - 4:00 PM

3 months ago
Portsmouth, RI Public Information Release Hurricane Henri 8/21/2021 - 4:00 PM The National Weather Service has stated that Narraganset Bay is one of the most vulnerable storm surge areas in New England from Hurricane Henri. With the storm tracking to our west, we may not experience Hurricane Winds, but we are located on the most dangerous side of the storm where the greatest storm surge is likely. The shape of our bay can cause water to pile up in areas such as Island Park and Common Fence Point. Dangerous, life threatening storm surge is expected to begin late tonight and result in 3-5 feet of inundation above ground level. Our high tides will occur at 8:00 AM and 8:30 PM on Sunday. Tropical storm winds (39 – 73 MPH winds) are expected to reach or area at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday and continue until about 3:00 AM on Monday. Winds in this period are expected to be about 60 MPH maximum with the present track. However, should the hurricane track shift to the east winds could reach hurricane category one levels. Heavy Rainfall of 1-3 inches may lead to considerable flash, urban, and small stream flooding. Residents in low lying areas should consider finding shelter elsewhere. The Aquidneck Island Red Cross Shelter at Gaudete Middle School, 260 Turner Road, will be open at 8:00 PM this evening. Also, the Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 2:00 PM today, and is available to answer any questions. All emergencies or life threatening damage reports should be reported via our 911 system. All non-emergency related assistance may be directed to the Portsmouth EOC at (401) 643-0350. All local damage reports that are not immediately life threatening may be made to (401) 643-0444, but due to potential volume of reports an email report is preferred at DamageAssessment@portsmouthri.com. Reports should include the street address of the damage, point of contact information on person reporting, and a brief description and if available photograph of damage to building or public infrastructure. No one should in any way place themselves in potential danger or enter a damaged structure. Be cautious of downed power lines and damaged gas systems. National Grid anticipates power outages for 28% of its RI customers, and restoration of power to residents could take two to three days. Please remain safe, prepare now, and chose to get out of harm’s way before it arrives. Stay clear of beaches and other shorelines. We are not anticipating an evacuation declaration at this time, but that could change should storm predictions change. Also, emergency services may be delayed at the height of the storm.

Pportsmouth EOC Activated for Storem Henri

3 months ago
The Portsmouth EOC was activated at 2:00 pm, on August 21, 2021 and will remain staffed throughout the Henri weather event and commencement as needed of damage assessment operations, loss of utilities recovery, and debris removal from roads. All emergencies or life threatening damage reports should be reported via our 911 system. Portsmouth Fire Department general questions call (401) 683-1200 Portsmouth Police Department general questions call (401) 683-0300 All non-emergency hurricane related assistance may be directed to the Portsmouth EOC at (401) 643-0350. All local hurricane related damage reports that are not immediately life threatening may be made to (401) 643-0444, but due to potential volume of reports an email report is preferred at damageassessment@portsmouthri.com [mailto:damageassessment@portsmouthri.com] . Reports should include the street address of the damage, point of contact information on person reporting, and a brief description and if available photograph of damage to building or public infrastructure.
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Public Workshop - Climate Resiliency Planning & Financing Strategy

1 month 3 weeks ago
A public workshop will be held 10/7 from 6-8 pm to engage the community in development of the town’s Climate Resilience Planning & Financing Strategy. Participate in person at the Portsmouth Town Council Chambers or virtually via Zoom! NEW Updated info!

Town Council Vacancy

2 months ago
The Town Council has a vacancy open and is seeking a replacement

Public Workshop - Climate Resiliency Planning & Financing Strategy

2 months 1 week ago
A public workshop will be held October 7th from 6-8 pm to engage the community in development of the town’s Climate Resilience Planning & Financing Strategy. Participate in person at the Portsmouth Town Council Chambers or virtually via Zoom!

Portsmouth Special Referendum November 2, 2021 Information!

2 months 1 week ago
Portsmouth's Special Referendum is 11/02/2021. Details about mail ballots, emergency voting, military & overseas voters, election day voting, & full details on ballot questions are found by clicking the link! Call 401-683-3157 with voting questions.
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