News Releases for Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1894)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- The town of New Shoreham (Block Island) escaped with little impact from the March 2010 floods, but the damage and debris left behind on the mainland served as a reminder to officials...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- The town of Bristol has reached a major milestone. It is the first jurisdiction to submit, have approved and formally adopt a hazard mitigation plan during Rhode Island’s...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Newly elected Rhode Island Disaster Long Term Recovery Group (RIDLTRG) Chairman Paul Salera said today he is hopeful the organization will be able to complete the job of helping...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island was getting ready for commencement when the severe storms of March and April hit. For Anne Gregson, who handles risk management and insurance for the...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Town officials in Johnston, R.I., hit the ground running in an effort to develop a hazard mitigation plan that will make the town more disaster-resilient. Mitigation planners from...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Firefighters and staff at the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Department relocated their eight fire vehicles, flipped the switch on a 750-gallon portable pump and stacked sandbags three...
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- It is important for parents and guardians to understand that children can be particularly vulnerable to stress following disaster events such as the recent floods. Children may...
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- It has been more than three months since the President issued a disaster declaration for Rhode Island as a result of the severe storms and flooding occurring in March and April. ...
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- The close collaboration between the city of Pawtucket and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has helped prepare the city for possible future disasters. FEMA Hazard...
Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Flooding from the severe storms in Rhode Island in 2010 and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) response to it forever changed the life of one Rhode Island college...
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses impacted by the severe storms and floods of 2010 have received $78,970,526 in approved disaster grants and loans from the Federal Emergency...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses impacted by the severe storms and floods of 2010 have received $78,076,833 in approved disaster grants and loans from the Federal Emergency...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- When Rhode Island was struck by the severe storms in March and April, some community leaders turned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide guidance on how to...
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Businesses and households in Rhode Island impacted by the severe storms and floods of 2010 have received $76,854,104 in approved disaster grants and loans from the Federal Emergency...
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- What would be the impact if a storm as big as the Great Hurricane of 1938 struck Rhode Island today? That is what emergency management officials from nearly all 39 Rhode Island...
Friday, June 18, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island recipients of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief grants will not have to pay taxes on those funds. Disaster relief payments provided to survivors...
Friday, June 18, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to respond to questions from flood survivors on how to repair and rebuild to make their homes more disaster resistant....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses affected by the Floods of 2010 have received $74,908,665 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- Historically, major disasters have been rare in Rhode Island. But as the recent storms have shown, disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Friday, June 11, 2010 - 00:00
WARWICK, R.I. -- After the initial impact of the flood was over, the water was pumped out of the basement, and it was time to rebuild, flood survivors had questions on everything from how to remove...

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