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
April 10, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for Rhode Island residents who have become unemployed due to the severe storms and flooding that began March 12, 2010. The assistance is being coordinated by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. Disaster Unemployment Assistance is a federally funded program for those who would otherwise not be eligible for unemployment insurance, including the following:
April 9, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- State and federal officials announce that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open in Kent and Providence Counties. A DRC opened April 9 in West Warwick at the following address: Kent County – April 9West Warwick Senior Citizen Center145 Washington St.West Warwick, R.I. 02893 An additional DRC opened April 9 in Cranston at the following address: Providence County – April 9Garden City Center (former Linens and Things)150 Hillside RoadCranston, R.I. 02920
April 9, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that all five disaster-designated counties in Rhode Island are now eligible for disaster Public Assistance for affected losses related to severe storms and flooding that began on March 12. Public assistance has been made available to Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington Counties via an add-on to the presidential declaration authorized by President Obama on March 29, 2010.
April 8, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Returning home after a flood can be both physically and mentally challenging. The federal and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA and RIEMA) offer some recommended precautions for when authorities have determined it is safe to return home. Before You Enter Your Home Walk carefully around the outside and check for loose power lines, gas leaks, and structural damage. If you have any doubts about safety, have your residence inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before entering.
April 5, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Disaster assistance is now available for Rhode Islanders in all five counties who suffered losses related to severe storms and flooding beginning on March 12 and continuing. Disaster officials with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge people with uninsured or underinsured losses to register for help as soon as possible. How do I apply for disaster assistance?
April 4, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Federal and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA and RIEMA) have opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Cranston and Warwick for Rhode Islanders to get face-to-face assistance from disaster specialists.
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)