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Town Hall Closed, Evacuation Recommended For Coastal Areas

Hurricane Sandy is causing more closures in North Kingstown.

Though state offices will be open for at least the first shift Monday, North Kingstown town hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. North Kingstown schools have already been cancelled Monday and Tuesday.

Additionally, the North Kingstown Senior Center (a.k.a. Beechwood Senior Center) is closed Monday and Tuesday. 

In a little bit of good news, the deadline for tax bills (which would be due on Oct. 31) has been extended to Monday, Nov. 5.

Town officials are recommended those who live in coastal areas and abutting freshwater bodies to evacuate.

Follow the latest news on how Hurricane Sandy is impacting North Kingstown here.

melissa October 29, 2012 at 01:38 AM
WHY does NK not have a shelter????? Historically they have ALWAYS used the middle schools. Again NK abandoned by the school administration and now are making our citizens at risk having to travel to SK or Chariho. SHAME,SHAME , SHAME on the School and TOWN ADMINISTRATION
We R NK October 29, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Yes, what is up with that? WMS has always been an emergency shelter!!
melissa October 29, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Try GCA and SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.
Concerned NK School Parent October 29, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Samantha, Why is there no emergency shelter open in North Kingstown? In past years, Wickford Middle has served as our emergency center.
Samantha Turner (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hey Concerned, Not quite sure. I'll try to look into it for you.
Michele October 29, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I rec'd a call last evening and I thought it said that NKHS was open as of 5pm last evening as a shelter.??
Joanne Naumann October 29, 2012 at 06:25 PM
In the past WMS, NKHS and DMS have been used as shelters. With the "requests and recommendations" coming through the Code Red Alerts you would think someone would have taken action for the people in town who need to evacuate......

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