Newport Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lorna Davis is on site assessing the damage conferring with the tent vendor on a fast track re-build of the tents. Damage appears to be extensive but in years past, with similar situations, the vendor got the tents back up in time for the beginning of the Seafood and Wine Festival. This year’s event is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 19-22.
The forecast is for continued very heavy winds today with winds gusting to 60 miles an hour, diminishing somewhat tonight. Tomorrow may be the earliest work crews can start re-assembling the Seafood and Wine tents.