The Day After: Surveying Damage, Looking For Electricity

The Harbor area of EG got power back around 4:30 a.m., residents say, but manY remain without.

The sun is shining, the streets have been cleared of larger tree limbs, but many residents of East Greenwich are still without power. If the Emergency Management Agency press conference is to be believed, it may be a while - several days - before power is back on for everyone.

Most of Main Street is back on line, as is the Dave's plaza on Division at South County Trail. Last night, Stop & Shop on Frenchtown was open and the Wendy's there had a line of cars curled around the drive back into the main entrance for the drive-thru.

At Custom House Coffee this morning, Seth Feder, who lives on Larch Road, recounted his travels from place to place yesterday morning, looking for electricity. After he lost power at home, he went to Felicia's. "I was the last person to get coffee," he said, when suddenly there was a loud pop and the power was gone.

Next stop for Feder was the Dunkin' Donuts on Main Street. Again, after a few minutes there, they lost power. Feder ended up at the Dunkin' Donuts on Division at South County Trail, which did not lose power.

The Hill is without power this morning, which means that this Prospect Street resident is more mobile than usual, looking for juice as well as stories. So, EG Patch needs your help. If you have stories, pictures, tips - post them here or send them to elizabeth.mcnamara@patch.com.

Pete August 29, 2011 at 01:17 PM
Maybe some reporting regarding National Grid's power outage map. Is it solely based on incoming customer outage reports? ('Conspiracy theory' alert!:) Surely National Grid could & should provide more comprehensive, precise & up-to-date outage information.
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) August 29, 2011 at 01:52 PM
Pete, you're right, real info would be helpful! Here it is: According to the NG website, nearly every part of EG is experiencing outages today. Here's a link to their map: http://www1.nationalgridus.com/narragansett/stormcenter/ Check back later this morning for more info. If anyone's heard from NG about their particular area, post that info here. Thanks!
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) August 29, 2011 at 03:46 PM
As of 11 a.m., town officials had no new into from National Grid, but they should know more after a 1 p.m. EMA conference call. EG Patch will get that story as soon as we can. Meanwhile, if you have info, please post it here!
Spring Street August 29, 2011 at 04:00 PM
#56 Our electricity went back on at 4am this morning and our Verizon service is up & running also, tv & internet we never lost our land phone. With our one day of no electronics we organized a room then we pulled out the barbeque grill ! Ah barbequed chicken ,vegetable kabobs & yes we even cooked coffee on the grill ! Earlier we took photos of the neighborhood and village, later we played cards by candle light, laughing about our adventures of the day. We had prayed to God that the storm bypass us. We were all very Blessed ! Oh yes that Java was delicious today !
Mary MacIntosh August 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Moosehorn is finally open as of a few minutes ago with one lane. Still alot of work to do.


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