People in Narragansett prepare for Jose’s impact

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — In Narragansett, R.I., the waves are crashing right over the jetties.

This can be fun to watch, but it’s not safe to get near, and the waves are just expected to get bigger as the storm gets closer.

Butch Amaral from Taunton is watching the waves from the Point Judith Lighthouse after he says his Scuba plans got scrubbed.

“[They] got kind of cancelled out because of the heavy surf and everything,” he explained.

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“It’s the power of nature,” remarked Steve Delpozzo of West Greenwich, who brought his binoculars to watch the sea churning.

“I came down to watch the waves, watch the surfers, have some clam cakes and chowder,” he stated.

Fire Chief and Narragansett EMA Director Scott Partington explained, “What we’re really concerned about are the bystanders. The ones who come down the shoreline and navigate across the rocks.”

Partington is warning people who like to watch the waves to stay away from the shoreline on Tuesday.

“There won’t be much of a beach left,” he stated. “A lot of it will be underwater.”

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Five people were swept into the water while standing on the jetty at Camp Cronin on Sunday. Partington says they had to be rescued, putting first responders in danger.

“We had to assist them to the rocks and then try to tend to their injuries while on the rocks and waves crashing upon the first responders who were there,” he explained.

It’s a situation he hopes is not repeated as Hurricane Jose comes closer.

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