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 Centers


During normal business hours, the Neighborhood Guild, Senior Center and Public Libraries are designated Warming Centers for the Town of South Kingstown during prolonged, extreme cold temperatures.

View the facility normal hours of operation (PDF). In the event of storm-related facility closures, warming center and shelter designations will be posted here.

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).