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Warwick Drying Out After Storm Flooding

[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] Pumping water out of Shaw's parking lot on Warwick Avenue Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.

[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] Pumping water out of Shaw's parking lot on Warwick Avenue Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] Pumping water out of Shaw’s parking lot on Warwick Avenue Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] A car was stuck in muddy grass at the entrance to Shaw's parking lot on Warwick Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] A car was stuck in muddy grass at the entrance to Shaw’s parking lot on Warwick Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.
WARWICK, RI — Flooding from Monday’s intense rain and wind remained collected in some areas, including parking lots, Wednesday, with all roads reported clear Thursday morning.

DPW Director, Eric Earls reported all roads open when contacted Thursday morning.

“Some low lying parks will remain closed, like Belmont, but roads are accessible,” Earls wrote when asked about the status of the response.

Earls said they don’t have an estimate of damages from the storm yet. As for mitigating future flooding, Earls said, it’s all up to nature.

“Not much we can do to prevent this type of flooding. When the river goes above its flood stage, the banks overflow in so many areas and to such a large extent that there’s no way to contain it,” Earls wrote.

RI Energy noted on its power outage map this morning that only about 15 Rhode Island homes remain without power, none in Warwick, down from about 26,000 statewide on Monday.

 

[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] A Jeep navigating flood waters at Shaw's on Warwick Avenue Dec. 19, 2023.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] A Jeep navigating flood waters at Shaw’s on Warwick Avenue Dec. 19, 2023.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] A damaged dock in Pawtuxet Cove.Dec. 19, 2023.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] A damaged dock in Pawtuxet Cove.Dec. 19, 2023.
 

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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