Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy (DR-4089)
Incident period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 3, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 30, 2013
In the past year over $125.9 million in FEMA funding has been obligated toward Hurricane Sandy recovery in New England, including:Rhode Island
June 25, 2013
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Thunderstorms and lightning are in the forecast for much of New England this week. To be safe from dangerous lightning follow this simple rule: When thunder roars, go indoors.Lightning kills an average of 55-60 people a year in the U.S. But 90 percent of those who are struck survive, often with permanent neurological disabilities. Eighty percent of lightning fatalities occur among men who were fishing, boating, golfing, biking, or working outdoors.
June 11, 2013
Warwick, R.I.–More than $39.4 million in support from four federal disaster relief programs is helping Rhode Island recover from Hurricane Sandy’s effects.“Federal assistance has reduced Sandy’s financial impact on public facilities and affected individuals,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer James N. Russo. “FEMA continues working to assure that all receive the maximum disaster aid we can provide.”
March 27, 2013
Rhode Islanders who sustained damages from recent severe weather events can call 2-1-1 for a referral to a Long Term Recovery Group or to other disaster aid resources. Information from FEMA about smart and safe rebuilding is available here."We urge anyone who is tackling storm repairs to consider the fact that it costs less to prepare your home for future storms and flooding than it does to repair damage after it has happened," says FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer James N. Russo
March 27, 2013
WARWICK, RI--Spring is just around the corner, and it is the ideal time to start home repairs. For many Rhode Islanders, this year's springtime repairs include repairing damages from Hurricane Sandy, the Blizzard of 2013, or other severe weather events.Rhode Islanders who sustained damages from recent severe weather events can call 2-1-1 for a referral to a Long Term Recovery Group or to other disaster aid resources. Information about smart and safe rebuilding is available on the FEMA website, according to FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer James N. Russo
March 6, 2013
WARWICK, R.I.--Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth, according to The National Weather Service. To raise public awareness of severe weather threats and the importance of being prepared, The National Weather Service and FEMA have designated March 3 to 9 as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.