Flooding concerns remain as rain from Elsa wraps up

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Elsa, now considered a post-tropical cyclone, is moving away from Southern New England, but the area is still dealing with residual effects from the storm.

The system brought in heavy, widespread rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph Friday morning and hung around until early to mid-afternoon.

A Flood Warning for the Pawtuxet River remains in effect through Sunday, with water levels expected to rise as high as 11 feet, which is two feet above flood stage.

The rain also caused significant street flooding in some areas. Drivers are urged to take it slow to avoid hydroplaning and to not try to drive through a heavily flooded roadway.

In Narragansett, a few lifeguards were on hand Friday as surfers took advantage of the large ocean waves, which will likely persist through Saturday, along with the risk of rip currents.

At East Beach in New Bedford, workers were seen trying to bring in pieces of an inflatable water park that Elsa was taking out to sea.

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As of 8 p.m., National Grid had reduced the number of customers without power to 15 in Rhode Island and 131 in Massachusetts.

Customers of the Pascoag Utility District can call (401) 568-6222 to report an outage, while Block Island Utility District users should call (401) 466-5851.

National Grid said it had more than 1,800 field personnel on standby to respond to any downed power lines and tree limbs or other emergencies.

The WPRI.com Flight Tracker is still showing a few delayed arrivals and departures at T.F. Green Airport.

Stay with 12 News for in-depth coverage throughout the storm, both on-air and online.

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