In the event of significant snow fall, procedures for traffic control, snow removal and parking will go into effect at the naval station. When possible, the naval station commanding officer attempts to make a determination on base operation changes the evening prior to the start of the work day. If the storm is either worse then anticipated, or impacts operations in an unforeseen manner (power outages/traffic hazards) then the decision will be made no later then 5:00 a.m. that day. In Snow Conditions, routine operations may be suspended to ensure that emergency lanes are not blocked by stalled vehicles, to facilitate snow removal and to expedite recovery operations. Make sure you know what is expected of you in the event of base delays – check with your supervisor now and not the morning of the storm. It is important to note that the condition posted for Naval Station Newport may not be the same for all tenant commands.
By Lisa Woodbury Rama,
Naval Station Newport Public Affairs Officer
At the Naval War College, if the naval station limits operations to essential personnel, we typically follow suit. However, there may be times that the Naval War College implements a closure or delay more stringent than the naval station for a variety of factors.
Here’s how to find information about Naval War College delays, closings, and emergencies:
The Naval War College subscribes to a notification service that is used in the event of inclement weather delays or closures or other emergencies to send a voice or text message to phones and/or email accounts. Students, staff, and faculty can sign up or disenroll at http://nwcintranet/content/EmergencyContact/. The incoming call will register as 401-841-2000.
NWC EMERGENCY AND INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE LINE
The Command Duty Officer will provide emergency or weather-related condition changes at the college with a voice mail message on this line: 401-841-2000.
RADIO AND TELEVISION
Announcements are also made through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association Business and School Cancellation System as a public service. Participating stations
announce or publish the most up-to-date listing of weather-related impacts throughout the state for closures and delays. For example, you can log onto any of the TV station (www.abc6.com; www.wpri.com; www.turnto10.com) websites to view this closures and delays listing.
FACEBOOK – Naval War College
By Naval War College Public Affairs