'Life-threatening' Flood Forecast on RI's Pawtuxet River - NECN

'Life-threatening' Flood Forecast on RI's Pawtuxet River



    'Life-threatening' Flood Forecast on RI's Pawtuxet River

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The National Weather Service is
    forecasting a "life-threatening" flood on Rhode Island's Pawtuxet
    River, and a spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency
    says the state is facing a "very serious" and potentially

    devastating flood situation.

    The weather service says the state could get five to seven
    inches of rain by late Tuesday, and the Pawtuxet could reach flood
    stage by late Monday afternoon.
    EMA spokesman Steve Kass says the storm is turning into "a
    nightmare" and that the Blackstone River could also see the worst
    flooding in 50 years.
    He says officials are telling people who live in areas around
    the Pawtuxet and the Blackstone where there has been flooding in
    the past that, "it might not be a bad idea to evacuate."
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