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Rhode Island Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4027)

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Incident period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 03, 2011


September 4, 2011 - News Release

The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.

September 4, 2011 - News Release

WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents in coastal and inland areas around the Gulf of Mexico to continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Lee and be prepared for severe weather including severe rain, flooding and tornadoes.  Visit or to learn how to prepare for these and other hazards. 

September 3, 2011 - News Release

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of Rhode Island to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Irene during the period of August 27-29, 2011.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Rhode Island Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4027)]

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $8,565,719.48 $7,853,681.42 $431,751.06
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Rhode Island, FEMA-4027-DR (PDF 21KB)