Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1894)
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 19, 2010
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 suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses and the upheaval of family life. “While children tend to bounce back quickly with social support and the aid of their families, it is important to be aware of your child’s reaction to stress and anxiety and seek additional help if necessary,” said Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Craig A. Gilbert.
July 19, 2010
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. While recovery is well under way, something often overlooked in the process is the stress “everyone” experiences as a result of coping with disaster, disaster recovery officials note.
July 9, 2010
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 Mitigation Planning experts continue to reach out proactively to Rhode Island planners and emergency managers, including Pawtucket officials and are providing them with technical assistance on updating their community's hazard mitigation plan.
July 8, 2010
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 student. On Monday, June 14, Jennifer Cabrera, 24, awoke to a call from a familiar voice. The caller was one of FEMA's many Individual Assistance (IA) Specialists who had been assigned to Cabrera's application for FEMA assistance. "I have great news; all of our hard work has paid off," the IA Specialist told Cabrera that morning.
July 7, 2010
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 Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 30, 2010
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 Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
How to Apply for Assistance
- Flooding threatens a dam and bridge in Coventry
- Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Craig Gilbert surveys Rhode Island flooding
- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino sees Rhode Island flooding
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Rhode Island, FEMA-1894-DR (PDF 19KB)