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National Grid President collapses at press conference – News – providencejournal.com



Tim Horan was treated on Tuesday night and released from hospital after collapsing during a press conference at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency in Cranston.

CRANSTON – National Grid President Tim Horan was released from Rhode Island Hospital about two hours later. He collapsed on Tuesday night while holding a press conference at the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency offices in Cranston.

"I am pleased to report that @ TimHoranNG President of @nationalgridus Rhode Island is running well and will be released from hospital soon." Network Communications Director Ted Kresse tweeted around 9:00 pm "SVP & Chief Customer Officer Terry Sobolewski @tmsobs will take over Tim's RI duties on an interim basis."

In a video released by WPRI, Horan can be seen addressing a reporter's question, confusing his words and smacking his words, then stumbles back into the arms of officials standing behind him.

The press conference was convened to brief the public on the progress made in restoring an estimated 7,1

00 customers lost to natural gas service in Newport and Middletown and single-digit Monday night temperatures. Governor Gina Raimondo declared the state of emergency on the island.

At the press conference last night, the governor spoke about steps to ensure the safety of those affected.

These steps include the Florence Gray Community Center. 1 York Street, Newport, offers a complimentary breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm and lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for the rest of the week.

Raimondo said families joining the Newport Food Backpack program will be able to pick them up at 1pm. and 2:00 pm at Claiborne Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter Street, Newport. Families who are not taking part in the program can get backpacks between 2:30 pm. and 3:30 pm

In addition, dining venues will remain open at Edward King House at 35 King Street and the Middletown Senior Center at 670 Green End Avenue and the Meals on Wheels program.

Discover Newport has a list of available accommodations on their blog here. National Grid said it will refund those who pay for accommodation in a hotel or AirBnB.

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