Vacations postponed, extended by ferry cancellations


WHILE RIP CURRENTS AND HI WHILE RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF REMAIN A CONCERN TODAY… FOLLOWING POST TROPICAL STORM HERMINE… THE BLOCK ISLAND FERRY… IS ONCE AGAIN RUNNING. (KS) THE FERRY RESUMED NORMAL SERVICES TODAY… METEOROLOGIST T-J DELSANTO SPOKE WITH PASSENGERS WHO WERE STRANDED ON BLOCK ISLAND… WHEN THE FERRY SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF THE STORMY SEAS… HE HAS THEIR STORY, NEW AT FIVE THIRTY AFTER A COUPLE DAYS OFF, THE BLOCK ISLAND FERRY IS RUNNING AGAIN, THE BLOCK ISLAND FERRY IS RUNNING AGAIN. A LOT OF VACATIONS WERE DELAYED. A LOT WERE EXTENDED. FERRIES TO AND FROM BLOCK ISLAND STARTED TO BE CANCELLED ON SUNDAY AS HERMINE AND ITS LARGE WAVES WORKED THROUGH RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS….SINKING THE PLANS OF VACATIONERS ON AND OFF THE ISLAND. THIS CLOSE TO GETTING A FLIGHT TO THE ISLAND TODAY ALEX FRANCOEUR AND HIS FAMILY HAD A MONDAY TO MONDAY VACATION PLANNED BEGINNING ON LABOR DAY…THEY’VE BEEN SITTING AT HOME THE PAST FEW DAYS…ANXIOUS TO SAIL AWAY. WELL, DISAPPOINTED YES, BUT IT GAVE ME SOME ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH MY BROTHER WHO WAS ABLE TO VISIT A COUPLE DAYS LONGER AT OUR NEW HOUSE…SO IT WAS ALRIGHT. AND HERMINE ALMOST AFFECTED THESE NEWLYWEDS, TWICE! WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO HIT NEW ORLEANS. WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT LEAVING OUR HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS AND WE CAME THIS WAY AND GOT WAYLAID BY THE HURRICANE HERE. EVERYONE WAS HAPPY TO FINALLY BE OFF FOR SOME REST AND RELAXATION…BUT MANY MANY WERE STUCK ON THE ISLAND, LIKE CATHY MAHER , WHO HAD HER VACATION EXTENDED BY ONE DAY. THE PEOPLE WE RENTED FROM, COMPLIMENTARY EXTRA NIGHT…THE SHOP KEEPERS, RESTAURANT PEOPLE VERY WELCOMING, VERY ACCOMODATING. THE FERRY SERVICE IS BACK TO NORMAL, AND NOW SO IS LIFE FOR THOSE WHO LEFT THE ISLAND. BACK TO WORK, BACK TO THE REAL WORLD ANYONE WHO BOUGHT A FERRY TICKET FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS AND DIDN’T USE THEM, CAN GET A FULL REFUND. WITH THE SOUTH COUNTY MOBILE NEWSROOM, I’M TJ DEL SANTO, EYEWITNESS