Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1894)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 19, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding beginning March 12, 2010, have received $60,312,124 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). More than 24,910 households and businesses in Rhode Island have registered with FEMA. Although, there are indications that many residents have not yet registered.
May 19, 2010
FEMA Establishes Eight New Mitigation Information Sites At Local Stores; Two New Staffed Outreach Locations Open
WARWICK, R. I. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today it is establishing six new self-service mitigation displays at locations in Charlestown, Hope Valley, Wyoming, Bradford, Hopkinton and Richmond. These sites will be in addition to the two already in place at the Walmart stores on Post Road and Bald Hill Road in Warwick.
May 18, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- National Flood Insurance Program estimates of funds that may be needed to pay claims from the recent flooding indicate the cost of insured damage alone could total $26.3 million. This would be almost half the total of all flood insurance claims paid in Rhode Island since officials began keeping records in 1978.
May 13, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island homeowners, renters and businesses who sustained damage or loss from the March flooding have only two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance, according to state and federal officials. May 28, 2010, is the last day applications will be accepted for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance program. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster-related losses to real and personal property also must be submitted by that date.
May 12, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding beginning March 12, 2010, have received $54,948,000 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. More than 24,500 households and businesses in the designated counties have registered with FEMA. However, indications are many residents have not yet registered.
May 11, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. – If you registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance due to personal property loss during the disaster that began March 12, you may have been asked to complete a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. Disaster officials say be sure to fill out and return the SBA application, because if you don’t return the application, you may not be considered for all the federal assistance available.
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010
- 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)