Rhode Island Residents Asked to Conserve Water, Electricity - NECN

Rhode Island Residents Asked to Conserve Water, Electricity



    (NECN: Latoyia Edwards, Warwick, RI) - Flooding is forcing hundreds of residents from their homes all over New England. Traffic is also snarled in many areas.

    As three days of record-breaking rains tapered to a drizzle,
    forecasters warned the worst of widespread flooding from Maine to
    Connecticut was still ahead as rivers and streams had yet to crest
    - for the second time in a month.

    In Rhode Island, which bore the brunt of the storm, residents
    were experiencing the worst flooding in more than 100 years.

    Every resident of Rhode Island, a state of about 1 million, was
    asked to conserve water and electricity because of flooded sewage
    systems and electrical substations. Rising waters either stranded
    hundreds of people or sent them to shelters. Many of those who
    stayed behind appeared shell-shocked, still recovering from floods
    two weeks ago caused by as much as 10 inches of rain.

    *Material from The Associated Press used in this report*