Storm Damage Clean-up Continues Across Rhode Island on Monday

North Kingstown, RI, Westerly, RI, Foster, RI (WLNE) – Clean-up will continue on Monday for Rhode Islanders affected by weekend tornadoes.

ABC6 crews out in North Kingstown on Monday said a lot of debris had been clear. However, they saw debris that remained, including downed trees.

The National Weather Service confirmed three tornadoes touched down in Rhode Island on Saturday evening.  It marked the first time since at least 1950 that a tornado was recorded in November in Rhode Island.

The first tornado was an EF-0 that touched down at approximately 4:48pm on Saturday starting in Plainfield, CT. Several trees were uprooted there, then the tornado traveled northeast into Rhode Island. The NWS said the tornado then made “intermittent contact” with the ground for six miles, ending at Cucumber Hill Farm in Foster, RI at about 5:02pm.

The second tornado was rated an EF-1. It started in Stonington, CT at 4:54pm and crossed the state border into Westerly, RI.

The third tornado touched down between about 5:18pm – 5:24pm in North Kingstown. It was rated an EF-0 by the NWS.

You can read a complete breakdown of each tornado at this link:

Read more on damage in North Kingstown here:

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