Common Fence Point, Portsmouth, October 27, 2021. MyCoast photo by Jeff Prater.

The October 2021 nor’easter has brought flooding and other damages to coastal areas around Rhode Island, and MyCoast RI is seeking your photos. Download the app and share your snaps of impacts to shorelines anywhere in the state.

Coastal managers and municipal planners use MyCoast photos to better understand the consequences of storms and extreme high tides to Rhode Island’s coasts. Some suggested areas for photos are below, but all coastal areas are needed.

  • On Aquidneck Island? Try Island Park, Common Fence Point or Gull Cove off of Rt 138 in Portsmouth, Third Beach Road at the River outlet, Atlantic Beach in Middletown, or Kings Park/Downtown/Point District in Newport
  • In South County? Aim for Watch Hill Harbor in Westerly, the Quonnie breachway boat ramp and parking lot in Charlestown, Great Island OR Middlebridge in Narragansett, or Wickford Harbor in North Kingstown
  • East Bay? White Church Bridge and other low lying areas of Barrington, as well as Warren and Bristol
  • Providence Metro? – Low lying areas in Downtown, along the Seekonk, the Port, and the Woonasquatucket; Warwick’s Oakland Beach area and areas around Cowesset; low lying areas around Greenwich Bay

Remember, safety first! Don’t put yourself in danger to get a photo!

Instructions for using MyCoast and adding photos to the Storm Reporter section may be found here. MyCoast RI is a project of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, the URI Coastal Resources Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, and Save The Bay

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