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Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1894)

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Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010


August 19, 2010 - News Release

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 on the significance of preparing for the worst. With a hazard mitigation plan set to expire in May 2011, New Shoreham officials tapped the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (REIMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for hazard mitigation planning assistance.

July 29, 2010 - News Release

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 presidentially-declared disaster (DR-1894). The adoption follows an extensive technical assistance and outreach process coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) in response to the spring 2010 floods.

July 22, 2010 - News Release

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 university, flooding was the last thing URI needed.  “This is usually a very busy time of year for us,” she said. “The March rainstorms added to the work that needed to be done to prepare our campus.”

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 14,744 $37,157,115.52 $34,000,265.63 $3,156,849.89
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 01:54 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $25,493,794.00 $6,412,298.01 $18,082,031.99
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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