Emergency Preparedness

In times of emergency it is important that citizens of the community prepare themselves and their families.
This section will provide tips, checklists, volunteer opportunities, and other information to educate citizens in self preparedness and opportunities to assist the community in times of need.

Preparedness Volunteers

South Kingstown and Narragansett Emergency Management Agencies recognize the need for an organized and trained group of volunteers that can respond to disasters within the community.
Irene Power Lines

Code RED

The Town of South Kingstown has implemented a state-of-the-art community notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The community notification system, provided by Code RED, enables the Town to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods. Please take the time to sign up for the notification service.

Special Needs Registry

The State of Rhode Island has developed a registry for Rhode Islanders with disabilities, chronic conditions, and other special healthcare needs.

Hurricane Preparedness

Review a hurricane preparation checklist (PDF) and Emergency Evacuation routes.

Warming/Cooling Centers

During normal business hours, the Senior Center and Peace Dale Library are designated Warming and Cooling Centers for the Town of South Kingstown during prolonged, extreme cold and heat. Please note during winter storm conditions, specific warming shelters may be designated. Please click on the below links to access the list for the Town's warming and cooling center locations.


Winter Storm Safety

National Grid - Power Outages

Access the National Grid's website to report a power outage, or call either 800-322-3223 or 800-465-1212.

Municipal Services

Storm-related questions (Plowing, etc...) call 401-284-3299.

Storm Safety Tips

Find winter storm safety tips (PDF).