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 15, 2010
News Release
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 (FEMA), Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) and Ocean State Libraries (OSL) have teamed up to provide valuable information that can help you and your family prepare for disasters.  Here are some important things to think about when planning for the unexpected. 
June 11, 2010
News Release
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 mildew/mold and how to flood-proof a foundation. That is why they have turned to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation experts for answers on materials and methods that will prevent or minimize damage from a similar disaster.
June 9, 2010
News Release
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses affected by the Floods of 2010 have received $69,742,238 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 7, 2010
News Release
WARWICK, R.I. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Kent and Washington counties, Rhode Island will cease operations Friday, June 11, 2010, at 6 p.m. 
June 7, 2010
News Release
WARWICK, R.I. -- The shock is over, but the work continues. As communities, neighborhoods and individuals absorb the repercussions of recent disasters and put forth a tremendous amount of effort to repair, rebuild and recover, the opportunity remains to harness that energy and not lose recovery momentum. This is the major reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) puts a high priority on developing long-term recovery groups comprised of volunteer organizations in hard-hit disaster communities.
June 2, 2010
News Release
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses affected by the Floods of 2010 have received $66,770,859 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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