Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1894)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 10, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Rhode Island at South County Community Action Agency in Westerly transitioned Saturday, May 10, to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center. The center, at 34 Pond Street, Westerly, R.I. 02891 is to assist area residents with completing loan applications, and other needs. A FEMA representative is on hand to answer questions about registration.
May 10, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expanding the number of locations for its hazard mitigation information booths at area retail stores. FEMA specialists are available to provide information about mitigation techniques such as cleaning up and reducing mold and mildew; protecting electrical systems, furnaces, and other appliances; reinforcing structures; safeguarding valuables; and securing other important personal property. Information on the National Flood Insurance Program is also available.
May 7, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Many Rhode Islanders recovering from the mid-March flooding are telling their neighbors that a completed SBA disaster loan application is as essential to recovery as a mop and bucket. Most of the money for repairs and replacement of flood-damaged real estate and personal property comes in the form of low-interest SBA disaster loans. Just as important, a completed SBA loan application is a critical component to be considered for some disaster-related grants from FEMA.
May 6, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- The deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance with FEMA to rebuild Rhode Island’s public infrastructure damaged during the March flooding has been extended to May, 10, 2010.
May 5, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- The last day to register with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for those who became unemployed due to the March flooding is Thursday, May 6, 2010. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will hold its final claims filing sessions for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in Providence, West Warwick, and Westerly. netWORKriOne Reservoir Ave.Providence, RI 029074 p.m. – 7 p.m., through Thursday, May 6
May 5, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island households and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding beginning March 12, 2010, have received $50,921,890 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Almost $28,818,000 has been approved to help disaster-affected Rhode Islanders with temporary housing, home repairs and other needs through FEMA disaster grant programs.
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)