Towns prepare for Tropical Storm Fay

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) – Some towns in Rhode Island are preparing for possible flooding and storm damage that may be caused by Tropical Storm Fay.

In Burrillville, the town’s EMA Director, Glen Biddiscombe, is keeping an eye on the radar and monitoring the storm in partnership with the National Weather Service. He’s also watching the water levels in the town’s rivers and reservoir.

“I think we’re going to be fine. The reservoir has plenty of room,” said Biddiscombe. “We’ve got a good plan in place.”

The state’s Department of Environmental Management issued an advisory for strong undertows and currents ahead of the storm.

National Grid also has crews on standby for potential power outages.

Now that it’s hurricane season, Biddiscombe recommends all residents keep a three day supply of essential items at home, just in case.

“Whether it be water, food, things of that nature,” Biddiscombe explained.

He suggests visiting to find a complete list of items you should have on hand ahead of a storm.

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