Hurricane / Emergency Flooding
In the event of a Hurricane or Emergency Flooding Incident along the shoreline, below are links to aerial maps of planned road closures and access points.
Most evacuations are voluntary evacuations which means that it is your choice to move from an area of danger to an area of safety, however, it is strongly encouraged from local officials to evacuate when you receive this notice. A mandatory evacuation is when local and state officials are putting the maximum emphasis on the importance of evacuation. Local officials do not take the decision to issue an evacuation order lightly, and if there is a voluntary or mandatory evacuation it is extremely important that you leave to go to a safe place. If you decide to stay during an evacuation, emergency personnel may not be able to help you should you change your mind.
The Town's Emergency Shelter is located at the Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St, Westerly.
The Town's Animal Shelter is located at the Westerly Animal Shelter, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly.