Per the Rhode Island Department of Health predictive modeling protocol, Easton’s Beach is currently closed for swimming after receiving 1.29” of rain from this morning’s weather event.

The Rhode Island Department of Health requires Easton’s Beach is required to close for at least 12 hours/two tidal cycles after rain ends when rainfall is greater than 1 inch in a 24 hour period:

Upon approval from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the test of water samples, Easton’s Beach should be able to reopen Tuesday morning as the last rainfall measured at Middletown Airport was at 10:53am.

Update: Tuesday at 9 a.m. – Easton’s Beach has reopened for swimming.

This story will be updated when the beach has reopened to the public for swimming.

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