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

June 24, 2010
News Release
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 apply for federal funding.
June 23, 2010
News Release
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 Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 22, 2010
News Release
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 communities were asked during a hazard mitigation workshop, offered by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute.
June 18, 2010
News Release
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. Mitigation Specialists continue to be available at home improvement stores in Warwick, Westerly, Cranston and Middletown until June 21, 2010. With cooperation from local retailers, FEMA Mitigation Specialists are providing individuals with information on  how to clean-up, repair, and rebuild in a manner that may prevent or minimize damage from future natural disasters.
June 18, 2010
News Release
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 of Rhode Island’s March severe storms and flooding declared as a federal disaster March 29, 2010,  are not subject to income tax, self-employment tax, or employment taxes, such as Social Security, Medicare and federal unemployment taxes.   Disaster relief payments include those received for the following:
June 16, 2010
News Release
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 Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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