Shelter opened in Coventry after flooding

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COVENTRY — There has been some flooding reported in Coventry and town administrator Amanda Carlson says the town is working hard to ensure everyone is safe, and help to minimize any damage to homes.

The Community Center has been opened up as a temporary shelter.

Carlson says that if you need assistance or a place to go, don’t hesitate to come in.

If you are in other areas of the town and are experiencing any problems with flooding, let town officials know immediately.

It is also important that people check on friends and neighbors who might need assistance and call the town to see if there is anything they can do.

Update: Town officials say they assisted community members who went door to door in the village and checked on everyone. This will continue throughout the next couple of days but so far everyone is safe and accounted for.

The water under Hi-Acres bridge was quite elevated so every resident on the road was warned that if levels increase they might be stuck and to call the town immediately if there are any problems.

Photo by Vanessa Raymond Palmer.

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