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Johnston neighborhood being evacuated due to flooding

Posted on AllSides January 12th, 2024
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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Residents of a section of Johnston that’s been plagued by flooding are being evacuated from their homes for the time being. Mayor Joseph Polisena Jr. announced he’s issued a mandatory evacuation order for anyone affected by the flooding on Belfield Drive. Residents will be put up in hotels until a “makeshift road” can be opened, according to the mayor. Several recent storms have caused the Pocasset River to overflow into the neighborhood. Polisena said he made the decision to evacuate because the floodwaters are not receding...

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