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
May 4, 2010
WARWICK, R. I. – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Rhode Island have announced the Disaster Recovery Centers in Bristol and Westerly will close May 7, 2010. Assistance will still be available at the remaining recovery centers, through the FEMA registration telephone line and online. Residents and business owners can register from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired.
May 3, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- If you are one of the over 23,000 Rhode Islanders who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA, you may know someone, a family member or a neighbor who has not applied for help. Getting assistance to every eligible Ocean State resident is the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials have begun a "Tell Your Neighbor" campaign.
May 1, 2010
WARWICK, R. I. -- 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. Sessions will be held at: netWORKri One Reservoir Ave. Providence, RI 029074 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 4 through Thursday, May 6
April 30, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Disaster recovery officials urge recipients of federal grants to use the money wisely, and keep receipts and other documentation for at least three years as proof the funds were spent as intended. Upon releasing the funds by direct deposit or check, FEMA sent every recipient a letter providing important information about the grant and outlining how the money can be spent. Officials say grants are for repairs, temporary housing and other approved disaster-related costs, and ask Rhode Islanders to call FEMA's Helpline with questions.
April 29, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- A Disaster Recovery Center located in Cumberland will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced. The Cumberland DRC is located at: Berkeley Commons - Providence County500 Mendon RoadCumberland, RI 02864 Five DRCs will remain open in Rhode Island beginning May 5 to help those affected by the flood and to provide timely federal assistance necessary for the recovery process. They are:
April 29, 2010
WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- "Mold can make you feel miserable,” said Bob Vanderslice, team leader of the Rhode Island Department of Health's Healthy Homes and Environment initiative, speaking at a West Warwick duplex damaged in the March floods. "Mold contamination is especially dangerous to people with respiratory issues, and to people with compromised immune systems," said Vanderslice.
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)